TLC is set to air it's new medical special called The Man with the 200 Pound Tumor.
The man with the unfortunate ailment is named Hai, and he's a 31 year old from Vietnam.
Due to the size and weight of his tumor, he has been bed-ridden for six years and unable to walk… and the tumor has totally taken over one of his legs.
The disorder is called neurofibromatosis, meaning that the tumors are growing ON nerves in the body. The tumor is so large that it weighs twice as much as his actual body.
It's slowly killing him, and they only gave him about a year left to live, as the growth is stealing so much of his blood.
That's when a friend contacted Dr. McKay McKinnon from Chicago, a renowned plastic surgeon who's made it his mission to help patients with fatal tumors around the world.
Even with McKinnon making the trip TO Hai, because Hai can't travel, it'll take a miracle for him to survive: the surgery will leave him with a hip-level amputation on one side of his body.
We can't even imagine what this man has gone through.
All we can do is hope that both the surgery AND show are a success, so he's able to get the things that he needs…
… and live the life he deserves!
Good luck, Hai!
[Image via TLC.]
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