'Dan Maurer, 39, from Michigan, whose testicle has slowly swollen over the past ten years, has spent years raising funds for the operation.
'At first doctors told him to lose weight, but even after a rigorous exercise programme saw him lose 50 lbs, his scrotum continued to grow.
'It was eventually discovered that Mr Maurer, has a broken cyst in his scrotum that caused the rare condition of Scrotal Lymphedema.
'His wife, Mindy, added that even though they "haven't had marital relations in seven years", she has stood by her husband. When you say those marriage vows you either mean them or you don't. I meant them," she said'