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Dan Maurer has spent nearly two decades with a large mass on his groin that has now grown to weigh approximately 100 pounds.
The 39-year-old says it's physically and emotionally exhausting, since everywhere he goes, people stare.
"They don't know what it's like to live in my shoes," Maurer said. "I knew there was something else going on."
After living with his unusual condition for 10 years, Maurer is scheduled to have the mass removed this week.
Doctors say it's part of a condition called scrotal lymphedema, which Mauer helped identify after watching a TLC documentary about called, "The Man with the 132-Pound Scrotum."
Maurer's loved ones then started a campaign in his Michigan hometown, hoping to raise money for surgery. More than 1,000 people donated, raising over $27,000.
While Maurer has health insurance, the funds will help pay for the trip to California, where he will go under the knife with the same surgeon who performed a successful procedure on Wesley Warren Jr., the man with the 132-pound scrotum. (The man died about a year later from diabetes complications.)
"With the surgery, my life is on the line and losing my penis is on the line," he said. "I guarantee almost all men would go for the best (doctor)," he said.
One thing he's excited to do once the procedure is all said and done: Have sex with his wife, Mindy, for the first time in seven years. He also looks forward to traveling and jet-skiing.