Dan Maurer, the man with the 100-pound scrotum, is finally getting surgery to remove the mass on his groin this Thursday.
“I feel that I have been blessed enough to have it removed,” Maurer said, “but I want to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else.”
Maurer’s scrotum began to become inflamed in his late 20s, when doctors told him the enlargement was a result of his obesity. But when Maurer lost 50 pounds and saw no change, he knew there was something more going on.
Maurer was miserable for years, only able to move 40 feet at a time and receiving stares wherever he went.
“They don’t know what it’s like to live in my shoes,” Maurer said.
Finally, Maurer discovered a condition called scrotal lymphedema, which he witnessed on a TLC documentary called “The Man with the 132-Pound Scrotum”.
Maurer hoped to visit Dr. Joel Gelman of UC Irvine, who was featured in the documentary, but his dreams were shot down when money problems got in the way. Although Maurer has life insurance through his wife, the couple was unable to cover additional expenses plus the travel fees from their California home.
One day, a member of the Maurer’s church approached them and announced that God had asked her to help the couple. They created a GoFundMe page for Maurer and raised over $27,000.
Maurer is again filled with hope at the thought of the surgery. Following the operation, he plans to have sex with his wife for the first time in seven years, as well as lose extra weight.
Maurer is motivated by his investors, who he says he would disappoint if he didn’t lose the weight and get healthy.