Scrotal Lymphedema Surgery Dan Maurer

$32,275 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 1,147 people in 51 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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I woke up at around 130 am and was unable to go back to sleep so I thought I would hop online and check in.

here in Michigan it is still kinda on the cold side but we are getting a lot of sun as spring is here. I am looking forward to getting my pole barn emptied this year, it has been a catch all for along time.

I am feeling pretty good. still need to lose more weight but it is something I have struggled with my whole life.
I am a big fan of Kevin Smith and he just had a heart attack and he is changing his diet and losing weight and I think I am going to follow his lead and try to get my weight under control in hopes of not having to have a heart attack to do it.

again thank you all so much for giving me a second chance at life and I look forward to sharing it with you all

forever greatful

Dan
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as I was going threw my many emails I came across this and thought some of you might like to see it.

http://abc7.com/health/80-pound-growth-successfully-removed-from-scrotum/297103/
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I am here today posting cause Barb Becraft Ryan commented that she had not seen my TLC Special. I am going to post 2 places you can find it online

https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/the-man-with-the-80lb-groin/

you will have to jump threw some hoops sign in provide who you get your tlc channel threw blah blah blah

or number 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8hnSRmwCVU

yes its on youtube. no its not free they charge $1.99

they money does not go to me but for $2 bucks it might be easier then dealing with the tlc website.

I hope this helps the people that wanted to see the special.

if after you watch it you want to comment or ask me a question please feel free

love you all and thank you all for the love and support

Dan
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It has been over 2 years since I have posted anything. as you can all imagine having a cam crew ever where you go and doing radio and tv interviews, you get burned out very fast in sharing your life with everyone. But I do know now that I have shared my life with people, there are some out there that would like to know how things are going. well all my wounds are all healed up and I am walking better then I have in over 10 years, last year my goal was get rid of 4 junk cars that we had at our house and was able to get that done and this year my goal is to empty or pole barn as it has been a catch all for years. I am also try to find a away to make money. I will come back now and again to share things with all of you that want to know more
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Steve White
32 months ago
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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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Jillian Maskill
19 months ago
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Hello Dan & Mindy.... we have just seen your doc on tlc tonight (in New Zealand) & were moved by your deep love for each other.... most people really don't think about what wedding vows really mean.... You two deserve all the happiness, & success in the world!! Dan, we hope that you are progressing well & enjoying life to the fullest!! Lots of Love from the Kiwis!!!

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Patricia Cox
45 months ago
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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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Rhonda Lee Clyde
2 months ago

By the way, Dan please tell your friend Jay hello from me, from NC he's very good looking just say'n :)

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Rhonda Lee Clyde
2 months ago

All of u are awesome! To have such a beautiful heart to donate to this young mans surgery... I pray everything comes out for the better God bless u Dan and Mindy. And all of u that donated are in my heart and prayers as well as Dan and his surgery and family

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Barb Becraft Ryan
3 months ago

thank you for the update; I do not have access to TLC so knowing you have a lot of healing that has taken place makes me joyful for you.

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Kim Simoni
30 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
32 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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Rachel Allen Williams
33 months ago

So proud for you! Keep on moving!!

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Goofs Pad
39 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
40 months ago
Christine Rankin
41 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
42 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
44 months ago

Keep on keepin on

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Walter Harrington
45 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
45 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
45 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
45 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
45 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
46 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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3 months ago

Hope this helps.

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Jaime Grzybowski
8 months ago

Good luck and prayers!!!

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Steve White
32 months ago
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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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Jillian Maskill
19 months ago
1
1

Hello Dan & Mindy.... we have just seen your doc on tlc tonight (in New Zealand) & were moved by your deep love for each other.... most people really don't think about what wedding vows really mean.... You two deserve all the happiness, & success in the world!! Dan, we hope that you are progressing well & enjoying life to the fullest!! Lots of Love from the Kiwis!!!

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Patricia Cox
45 months ago
1
1

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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Rhonda Lee Clyde
2 months ago

By the way, Dan please tell your friend Jay hello from me, from NC he's very good looking just say'n :)

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Rhonda Lee Clyde
2 months ago

All of u are awesome! To have such a beautiful heart to donate to this young mans surgery... I pray everything comes out for the better God bless u Dan and Mindy. And all of u that donated are in my heart and prayers as well as Dan and his surgery and family

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Barb Becraft Ryan
3 months ago

thank you for the update; I do not have access to TLC so knowing you have a lot of healing that has taken place makes me joyful for you.

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Kim Simoni
30 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
32 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
Rachel Allen Williams
33 months ago

So proud for you! Keep on moving!!

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Goofs Pad
39 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
40 months ago
Christine Rankin
41 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
42 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
44 months ago

Keep on keepin on

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Walter Harrington
45 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
45 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
45 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
45 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
45 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
46 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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