Feeds

Vegas man begs web for $1m to fix gigantic scrotum

'A huge watermelon encased in a bandage'

Build a business case: developing custom apps

An American has turned to the internet to raise $1m to pay for an operation to fix his scrotum, which has swollen to an eye-watering 45kg.

Aussie Reg reader Andrew pointed us towards the case of Wesley Warren Jr, who has been afflicted with scrotal elephantiasis for the last three years.

The condition is common in Africa, where is it caused by a mosquito-borne parasite.

However, Las Vegas resident Warren apparently puts the condition down to an unfortunate bedroom mishap – he caught his testicles with his leg, while twisting in bed.

His undercarriage had swollen to the "size of a soccer ball" by the next day, he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. As if that wasn't bad enough, the swelling carried on until his scrotal sac had reached spacehopper proportions.

The condition, unsurprisingly, has affected his ability to walk and go to the toilet. It has also scuppered his relations with the opposite sex and, unsurprisingly, led to periods of depression.

The University Medical Center in Las Vegas has put his condition down under the heading of "edema" – ie, an excess of watery fluid in body tissue.

A hernia operation and courses of antibiotics have failed to ease the situation, and doctors have found no trace of the usual pathogenic suspects, leaving Warren contemplating, in the words of a reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, "what looked like a huge watermelon encased in a compression bandage".

While Warren lives near some of the finest medical brains in the world, he is on Medicaid, which is unlikely to cough the $1m he has been quoted by UCLA to set himself right without endangering other vital parts.

So he has turned to the media to try and raise donations, appearing on the Howard Stern show and launching a newspaper campaign to publicise his email-based financial appeal. A massive surge of interest should get the coffers filled, details of which can be found in this article. ®

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!
Put it away boys. Cover them up ladies. Your credit cards, we mean
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD
'Officers were unable to determine Chicken's intent'
Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people
They're a future source of RENEWABLE ENERGY
Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'
US court hears of cached browser image - not actual request
Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty
Sales of traditional brekkie foods soar as hungry folk get their mitts greasy
Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE
Examining the frothy disconnect in indie cafe culture
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?