Wesley Warren, Jr., a resident of Las Vegas, 47, has a scrotum (the pouch containing the testes), which swelled up for three years, weighing an incredible 45 kg.
He launched an appeal on Sunday, October 16, 2011, for donations through the American media to raise one million dollars to aid in the removal of the scrotum. Because of his disability, he cannot have a normal social life. Without work, having to move very slowly, and suffering from urinary incontinence as well as other problems such as asthma, hypertension, he has now developed depression.
These deformities are more common in tropical and subtropical regions, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, where they are one of the consequences of a disease caused by a parasitic worm transmitted by mosquitoes. This is not the case of Wesley, who has never traveled to those countries. The cause of his problem, he said, was that he twisted his testicles while he was sleeping three years ago, and his scrotum started to grow big the next day.