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The Man With The 132 Lb. Scrotum Passes Away At 49 Years Old

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Wow, this is so sad.

You may remember Wesley Warren, aka The Man With The 132 Lb. Scrotum, who had his own TLC special - and then later had the scrotum removed when a doctor at UC Irvine performed the surgery on him for free last summer.

At 49 years old, we hate to report, that he sadly passed away on Friday at the University Medical Center.

He had been hospitalized for

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Congresswoman Giffords Now Standing On Her Own Two Feet!

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This is truly unbelievable news.

Merely a week ago, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had managed to open her eyes - after being a victim in the horiffic Tuscon shootings - and now, we're thrilled to report today that she has been able to stand on her own two feet, with some assistance!

The University Medical Center's Dr. Peter Rhee also revealed that the Congresswoman was also able to finally leave her bed this morning, and sat in a chair by her room's window while she looked out at the Catalina Mountains.

While he wouldn't confirm the reports that Giffords will be moved to the TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Houston on Friday, Rhee did admit that she's already started an "aggressive rehab" regimen.

Meanwhile, her husband, Mark Kelly, announced:

"I am extremely hopeful at the signs of recovery that my wife has made since the shooting. The team of doctors and nurses at UMC has stabilized her to the point of being ready to move to the rehabilitation phase. Their goal - and our goal - has been to provide Gabby with the best care possible."

We are SO inspired by this woman's resilience throughout this entire ordeal.

Stay strong, bb, and keep on fighting!

We believe in you!

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University Medical Center Staffers Fired For Inappropriately Accessing Shooting Victims' Medical Records

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As if this whole situation needed to get any sadder.

Three clinical support staff members and a contracted nurse at University Medical Center in Tuscon, AZ, were fired recently after it was discovered that they had accessed the confidential medical records of the victims of Saturday's shooting!

Hospital spokeswoman Katie Riley would reveal the identities of the violated patients, but announced that they had already notified their families that their information had been accessed.

They've also released the following statement:

"The hospital has terminated three clinical support staff members this week for inappropriately accessing confidential electronic medical records, in accordance with UMC's zero tolerance policy on patient privacy violations. A contracted nurse also was terminated by the nurse's employer. We are not aware of any confidential patient information being released publicly."

Unbelievable. As if these poor people haven't been through enough!

Way to take a horrific tragedy and just make it a little bit uglier, you guys!

We hope that you're really proud of yourselves.

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