A Michigan man whose swollen scrotum has grown to a weight of around 100 lbs. is about to get the life-changing surgery he needs. After living with a giant testicular mass for 10 years, he's finally raised the funds for an operation.
Dan Maurer, 39, went public with his story earlier this year after watching a documentary about the late Wesley Warren, the most famous sufferer of scrotal lymphedema. Thanks to a fundraiser started by his church community, Maurer has an appointment Thursday with Dr. Joel Gelman, the same specialist who operated on Warren's 132-pound sac.
Maurer raised $27,000 through a GoFundMe page to cover his trip to California for surgery and, unlike Warren, will have some of the costs of the procedure covered by insurance.
"Wesley passed away before he could really be the representation, to give people hope," Maurer said. "I want to be the success story."
One other thing he's excited to do: Have sex with his wife, Mindy, for the first time in seven years.