Thursday, August 10, 2017

Young Man With Tumor Wants Help to Be "Normal" And Join the Army

He wants to join the Army, but can't afford to pay to have face tumor removed

Associated Press
August 9, 2017

He has turned to the internet for help and set up a GoFundMe page with a goal of $40,000.Removing the tumor would not only give him a normal life, but also allow him to pursue his dream of joining the military, McCulley said.

NAMPA, Idaho — An Idaho man with a large, rare tumor that dominates the right side of his face is asking for help with the medical costs to remove it.
Lucas McCulley of Nampa was born with a rare lymphangioma tumor that was not detected during his mother's pregnancy, KTVB-TV reported.
"I was born at Mercy and they life-flighted me at two days old to Salt Lake City and they had never seen any case like it before I got there," he said.

Before he reached the age of 10, McCulley underwent 24 surgeries and the last one nearly had a fatal outcome.