Scrotal Lymphedema Surgery Dan Maurer

$32,115 of $80k goal

Raised by 1,142 people in 30 months
Hello my name is Dan. I have  Scrotal Lymphedema and the doctor that specializes in that type of surgery is who I would prefer to remove the 75 pound growth on my abdomen is not covered by my insurance. Please help me get this done as I don't see any other way to live a semi normal life. Thank you for taking the time to read this and god bless. The 20k goal was to cover the first projected expenses. With not knowing what the total cost will be, The goal amount will change. I look forward to paying forward all the kindness.
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Update 140
11 months ago

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Long over due update.

My wife and I are still trying to pay off the many medical bills from all this and I'm stronger then ever.

I have not posted much because I want what I am about to share with you to be a surprise.

There is a documentary about my story airing on Monday October 5th 9pm est on TLC and again at 11pm on October 6th

since I found out what I had from a guy that was brave enough to share his to help change my life forever. If my story helps just 1 person it will have been worth it after the show airs I will post pics and more current info.

just know with out your love and support none of this would have been possible. My wife and I will forever be in your debt. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and god bless

Dan & Mindy
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Update 139
16 months ago

Thank you so much Patrick! Only $690 to go I know we can do it. We have come so farand my walking is getting better everday. It's this dang wound that is keeping me from getting back in the pool I love so much. Again thank you all for your amazing support in all this. My wife and I are so happy to not have to deal with that growth anymore.
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Update 138
16 months ago

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Ok down to only needing $730 now

thank you all for the support

I can't say to much right now but for any of you that want to know more about me there is a Documentary coming out. I will post more when I can
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Update 137
16 months ago

Down to only needing $755.00 thank you all so much for helping out. It is very touching to know there are so many amazing people out there.
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Miguel Zavala
9 days ago

lol bro you delete my comments for telling the truth.

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Kim Simoni
9 months ago

Hello, Dan & Mindy - I just saw the documentary on TLC about your unique condition. It is an amazing story. I wanted to tell you both I am in awe of the strength of your relationship and hope for a bright future for you both. I wish I could donate to the GoFund, but I'm unemployed and hoarding ever penny to keep afloat. However, I was really touched by hour strong bond together and wanted to tell you that it was what moved me most about the program. Hoping for nothing but a long and healthy for you both,together, in the future! Happy Holidays! Kim S.

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Rob Harris
11 months ago

Sir i was unaware of your show until my aunt called me the following day i have spent the past 3 days since hearing about it looking you up and reading and watching everything i can about you and your situation......sadly i find myself in a very similar situation i am 42 years old and have a scrotum that goes from 20 up to 45 lbs without warning for the past 5 years, every doctor i have gone to has told me it is because of my weight.... it is very uncomfortable and has caused splits and open sores from time to time because of the weight ..... not trying to beg or bug you but is there any way you could pass on the information or a way to get in touch with whom ever you did...... please i really need help and dont know where to turn to get it feel free to add me on facebook send me a message or something

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Steve White
11 months ago

I watch your show. And I am so glad you got through your operation. And good luck to you , your wife and family.

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Rachel Allen Williams
11 months ago

So proud for you! Keep on moving!!

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Goofs Pad
18 months ago

im sorry im unable at this time to donate but ive been in the same exact boat for the last 6 years my wife and i as well contacted dr.gelman and was told he does not except my kind of insurance so im left in the blind........ ive went to all the local hospitals and they all say the same thing lose weight well its extremely hard to do anything with what i consider a human recking ball between my legs because thats all its done is wreck my life so i went 4 hours from my home in dayton ohio to cleveland clinics and to no prevail o except for the words lose weight.... go figure, dan if you see this and can give me advice please feel free to call me anytime ....... my number is on my facebook page in the about section again goodluck my friend.... your not alone and i think this problem is less rare then they think.... thanks James D Smith my email = tat2goof@yahoo.com....... my facebook page = Goofs Pad

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Maciek Gadomski
19 months ago
Christine Rankin
20 months ago

I've been doing low carb for a year. I've lost 150 lbs. more good wishes coming your way

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Frank Mouwer
21 months ago

wish i could give you more man, but i just had to start my own campaign... keep on going i'm sure you'll get there :)

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Christine Rankin
23 months ago

Keep on keepin on

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Patricia Cox
24 months ago

I did not think Jimmy Fallon was funny. That is just the reason I do not watch him. It is making fun of a person that has a serious problem. Would he make fun of a person with cancer? Dan, we are all so proud of you to bring awareness about this issue. I had never heard about it until I read the post on facebook. I donated 2 times and wishing you and your wife happiness.

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Walter Harrington
24 months ago

Dan I just heard about you on The tonight show making jokes about your condition. I didn't think it was funny ,because I just surgery in April for my similar condition. Mine was about 30lbs. I had my surgery at Cleveland Clinic. mine went form nothing to 30lbs over 3 years. The only other person I have heard with a scrotum as large as yours was Wes Warren . He had his remove and died a year later from other things. I wish well on your journey. Be well.

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Loral Orow
24 months ago

It was a rough deal for you, Dan, and you can expect to feel a little sad. Any change brings that out in us. The thing to remember is that we have control of how we choose to feel. Just remind yourself of where you were and where you've come and be grateful. Gratitude always takes away my negative feelings. God Bless!

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Sommer Taylor
24 months ago

Dan please remember you did not get this way over night. The healing process will take time. Your healing will come in God timing not our timing. Stay strong and know that so many people love you and are praying for you..

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Katherine Svoboda
24 months ago

http://abc7.com/health/80-pound-growth-successfully-removed-from-scrotum/297103/ It might be easier to copy from here.

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Katherine Svoboda
24 months ago

Dan, that link didn't work for me but I found the video. Here is a link if other people can't get to it. Stay strong. You obviously have been through a lot. The video said 150 pounds lighter after surgery. That is a person. No wonder it is going to take time to heal. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. http://abc7.com/health/80-pound-growth-successfully-removed-from-scrotum/297103/

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Monica Maurer
24 months ago

Great news Dan we are very proud to hear of your process.. your updates are amazing we will continue to pray for your speedy recovery take it easy love, Dan and monica

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Lisa Thomas
24 months ago

Good job with the steps. Hang in there and stay strong. It will all be worth it. I look forward to hearing your updates, and am sending positive thoughts your way.

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Monica Maurer
24 months ago

Hello Dan in 1996 in may I had what was suppose to be a routine hysterectomy and ended up infected, staples in backwards etc, I was a mess i was bedridden for 6 months very painful had nursing in my home to pack my wound you have to keep pain meds at hand and believe in yourself to push as you are doing you are in our prayers daily for healing and getting thru this.. keep your faith trust in God he will hear all of our prayers....trust.....

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Merrie Dickerson
24 months ago

Pain meds will take longer to kick in if you try to wait too long between. It's more effective to take them on schedule. That said, Dan, if your pain isn'y managed, talk to your nurses. They can help. So can ice packs. And diversions. I once got through a post-surgical night on nothing but a prayer; seriously, the pain meds weren't working so I held fast to a rosary and just prayed. Keep hanging in there. It's going to br a lot of recovery and pain. It will go away eventually but you just have to hang on to today.

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Miguel Zavala
9 days ago

lol bro you delete my comments for telling the truth.

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Kim Simoni
9 months ago

Hello, Dan & Mindy - I just saw the documentary on TLC about your unique condition. It is an amazing story. I wanted to tell you both I am in awe of the strength of your relationship and hope for a bright future for you both. I wish I could donate to the GoFund, but I'm unemployed and hoarding ever penny to keep afloat. However, I was really touched by hour strong bond together and wanted to tell you that it was what moved me most about the program. Hoping for nothing but a long and healthy for you both,together, in the future! Happy Holidays! Kim S.

+ Read More
Rob Harris
11 months ago

Sir i was unaware of your show until my aunt called me the following day i have spent the past 3 days since hearing about it looking you up and reading and watching everything i can about you and your situation......sadly i find myself in a very similar situation i am 42 years old and have a scrotum that goes from 20 up to 45 lbs without warning for the past 5 years, every doctor i have gone to has told me it is because of my weight.... it is very uncomfortable and has caused splits and open sores from time to time because of the weight ..... not trying to beg or bug you but is there any way you could pass on the information or a way to get in touch with whom ever you did...... please i really need help and dont know where to turn to get it feel free to add me on facebook send me a message or something

+ Read More
Steve White
11 months ago

I watch your show. And I am so glad you got through your operation. And good luck to you , your wife and family.

+ Read More
Rachel Allen Williams
11 months ago

So proud for you! Keep on moving!!

+ Read More
Goofs Pad
18 months ago

im sorry im unable at this time to donate but ive been in the same exact boat for the last 6 years my wife and i as well contacted dr.gelman and was told he does not except my kind of insurance so im left in the blind........ ive went to all the local hospitals and they all say the same thing lose weight well its extremely hard to do anything with what i consider a human recking ball between my legs because thats all its done is wreck my life so i went 4 hours from my home in dayton ohio to cleveland clinics and to no prevail o except for the words lose weight.... go figure, dan if you see this and can give me advice please feel free to call me anytime ....... my number is on my facebook page in the about section again goodluck my friend.... your not alone and i think this problem is less rare then they think.... thanks James D Smith my email = tat2goof@yahoo.com....... my facebook page = Goofs Pad

+ Read More
Maciek Gadomski
19 months ago
Christine Rankin
20 months ago

I've been doing low carb for a year. I've lost 150 lbs. more good wishes coming your way

+ Read More
Frank Mouwer
21 months ago

wish i could give you more man, but i just had to start my own campaign... keep on going i'm sure you'll get there :)

+ Read More
Christine Rankin
23 months ago

Keep on keepin on

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Patricia Cox
24 months ago

I did not think Jimmy Fallon was funny. That is just the reason I do not watch him. It is making fun of a person that has a serious problem. Would he make fun of a person with cancer? Dan, we are all so proud of you to bring awareness about this issue. I had never heard about it until I read the post on facebook. I donated 2 times and wishing you and your wife happiness.

+ Read More
Walter Harrington
24 months ago

Dan I just heard about you on The tonight show making jokes about your condition. I didn't think it was funny ,because I just surgery in April for my similar condition. Mine was about 30lbs. I had my surgery at Cleveland Clinic. mine went form nothing to 30lbs over 3 years. The only other person I have heard with a scrotum as large as yours was Wes Warren . He had his remove and died a year later from other things. I wish well on your journey. Be well.

+ Read More
Loral Orow
24 months ago

It was a rough deal for you, Dan, and you can expect to feel a little sad. Any change brings that out in us. The thing to remember is that we have control of how we choose to feel. Just remind yourself of where you were and where you've come and be grateful. Gratitude always takes away my negative feelings. God Bless!

+ Read More
Sommer Taylor
24 months ago

Dan please remember you did not get this way over night. The healing process will take time. Your healing will come in God timing not our timing. Stay strong and know that so many people love you and are praying for you..

+ Read More
Katherine Svoboda
24 months ago

http://abc7.com/health/80-pound-growth-successfully-removed-from-scrotum/297103/ It might be easier to copy from here.

+ Read More
Katherine Svoboda
24 months ago

Dan, that link didn't work for me but I found the video. Here is a link if other people can't get to it. Stay strong. You obviously have been through a lot. The video said 150 pounds lighter after surgery. That is a person. No wonder it is going to take time to heal. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. http://abc7.com/health/80-pound-growth-successfully-removed-from-scrotum/297103/

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Monica Maurer
24 months ago

Great news Dan we are very proud to hear of your process.. your updates are amazing we will continue to pray for your speedy recovery take it easy love, Dan and monica

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Lisa Thomas
24 months ago

Good job with the steps. Hang in there and stay strong. It will all be worth it. I look forward to hearing your updates, and am sending positive thoughts your way.

+ Read More
Monica Maurer
24 months ago

Hello Dan in 1996 in may I had what was suppose to be a routine hysterectomy and ended up infected, staples in backwards etc, I was a mess i was bedridden for 6 months very painful had nursing in my home to pack my wound you have to keep pain meds at hand and believe in yourself to push as you are doing you are in our prayers daily for healing and getting thru this.. keep your faith trust in God he will hear all of our prayers....trust.....

+ Read More
Merrie Dickerson
24 months ago

Pain meds will take longer to kick in if you try to wait too long between. It's more effective to take them on schedule. That said, Dan, if your pain isn'y managed, talk to your nurses. They can help. So can ice packs. And diversions. I once got through a post-surgical night on nothing but a prayer; seriously, the pain meds weren't working so I held fast to a rosary and just prayed. Keep hanging in there. It's going to br a lot of recovery and pain. It will go away eventually but you just have to hang on to today.

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