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A woman who was left with a deformed backside after having a tumour removed from her back hopes doctors can fix her misshapen buttocks.
Having been born with the tumour, she was diagnosed with spina bifida, a condition where the spinal cord doesn't develop properly, causing a gap in the spine.
The MailOnline reports that Sharon always knew there was something wrong with her because she looked different to her older sister.
In a preview clip, she explains: "I was born with a tumour on my lower back. Doctors then explained that I had spina bifida. They removed the tumour and, as a result of the surgery, my backside started growing up.
"Seeing my sister being able to wear certain outfits that I couldn't wear, it just made me feel like I didn't fit in. I'm from the south; I like the southern 'big butt' look."
In general, she says that her family would avoid talking about her condition because 'it would be out there that you're different' if they brought it up.
As she got older, she began wearing bigger clothes to cover herself up and even declined an invitation to a pool party solely because of her appearance.
She continued: "I wanted to go, but I was fearful I may be exposed and have to answer questions... so I said no, that I couldn't go.
"It's a fear of mine for people to think I'm different, I don't want to be teased or talked about. Or the butt of anybody's joke."
In the clip, Sharon laughs after describing herself as the 'butt' of any jokes and it's refreshing to see she isn't taking herself too seriously.
On the other side of the spectrum she says that worst of all she feels like she's been carrying this 'burden' by herself because she doesn't have anyone to talk to who can understand.
She tearfully said: "I don't know anybody else with my condition or my situation. It's sad."
Addressing her intimacy issues, Sharon said: "Being intimate has been difficult. I had certain positions I would lay in and I wouldn't let them touch me a certain type of way.
"I don't want to look this way, so why should somebody want to be with somebody who looks this way?"
Now, after years of feeling insecure about herself, she is finally ready for surgery and said: "I am so sick and tired of it. I'm ready to get it out of my life."
Best of luck, Sharon.
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