Detroit native Wayne Manns has suffered from a hormone imbalance that made him grow C-cup breasts.
After years of bullying and tormenting, the father of two will finally be able to have corrective surgery due to a new health insurance policy.
According to Daily Mail, the 30-year-old was diagnosed with gynaecomastia, a condition that causes men to grow breast due to a hormonal imbalance, in 2003.
Bullying and taunting from schoolmates impacted his education. "High school was so stressful... I quit the football team because I was so self conscious... I was teased so much I quit in the tenth grade because the bullying had gotten so bad. 'They called me a hermaphrodite and a shemale and would tell me I had to use the female changing rooms."
The years of tormenting led to an intense battle with anxiety and depression for Manns ,who has been dating his girlfriend, Jasmine Jackson, 29, for 11 years. "I don't let her in when I'm taking a shower and when we're intimate I make sure the lights are on and my shirt never comes off. I have a lot of tricks," he revealed.
Manns attempted to use duct tape to make his breast appear smaller, but he's missed out on many experiences with his family due to the size of his breast. Manns said, "I have never been to the beach or the pool with my kids because I feared going. I don't want them to see me or be confused. I don't want them to think I'm a freak."
Despite a slew of personal challenges, Manns has a positive outlook on his experience. "This condition has impacted my life mentally and physically and the reason I'm coming forward about it is because it affects so many men and they're too embarrassed to talk about it."
After learning that he'd been able to get the corrective surgery, the 30-year-old has a slew plans already lined up for once he recovers. He happily explained, "I've put off travelling so much. I would love to go to Miami and Mexico when this is over...When I have this surgery I will be so happy to take my shirt off. I will finally be able to feel like a man."
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