A student is crowdfunding for a breast reduction because she says they are ruining her life.
Amber Roach's natural 34J “cartoon boobs” not only get in the way when she tries to do simple things like exercise, get on a bus, or even enjoy a pint in her local, they’re also wrecking her back
The 9st law student, 20, whose breasts alone weigh more than a stone, has launched a crowdfunder to get her bust reduced to a more manageable size, the Sun reports.
She explains all that extra weight on her chest is causing the bottom half of her back to slowly wear away while her upper back is overworking.
Amber writes on her crowdfunding page: “I have recently contacted my doctor addressing my pain and I now frequently take paracetamol, Naproxen and Codeine all day every day."
Can you help Amber? Contribute to her crowdfunding drive here.
Amber has needed physiotherapy since she was a teenager with E-cup boobs and has been warned she might one day need a wheelchair if the strain on her lower back is not eased.
The regular games of netball she used to love are no longer possible and even going for a run is out of the question.
Amber continues: “In addition basic things like buying bras and clothes seems impossible as its hard to find a top to fit my chest and my small waist and if I do find [something] it is usually really expensive."
“I also find that the clothes I wear are not the clothes I want to wear but clothes that just cover up my body as I have lost confidence in my appearance,” she adds.
“I endure emotional stress as people naturally stare, point or ask me if they are real and some people shout sexual and derogatory comments on the street or worse. I do not want this negative attention.”
Amber turns 21 this month and she’s decided enough is enough.
She hopes to go down to a C or a D cup but needs £5,000 to pay for the surgery.
“I have been asking for a reduction since I was 16 years old,” she writes.
"I was turned away from my doctor as I was told to wait until I was 18 to have them removed. I returned at 18 and since then I have been referred twice for a reduction on the NHS for free…”
She explains confusion over the exact measurement of her prodigious bust meant she was not considered eligible for a boob reduction on the NHS.
She eventually got a correct measurement but “unfortunately Covid-19 happened and the process was cancelled".
“I would ideally like the reduction free with the NHS,” Amber adds.
“However, I do not know how long it will take and cannot physically deal with this much pain for much longer.”
You can contribute to Amber's crowdfunding efforts here.