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Nguyen Duy Hai Of Vietnam Begs For Help Removing 176-lb. Tumor (VIDEO)

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Nguyen Duy Hai, 31, is asking for financial help so he can receive treatment for a giant tumor on his leg, which weights 176 pounds and has left him unable to walk. | EPA/Landov

The tumor on Nguyen Duy Hai's right leg is bigger than his leg itself, rendering him unable to walk, and now he is begging the world for help.

The 31-year-old Vietnamese man has reportedly suffered from this giant tumor since childhood. Even after doctors amputated his leg at the knee 14 years ago, the tumor has continued to grow, swelling to a weight of 176 pounds and leaving him housebound under the care of his 61-year-old mother, notes.

"I can't do anything. I can only sit and lie down," he told the press.

Doctors have stated that the tumor -- which is the largest on record in Vietnam -- is non-cancerous and potentially caused by a genetic mutation.

Unable to afford further medical treatment, Hai is seeking financial assistance from anyone who can help and sharing his story with publications around the world.

News outlets ranging from The New York Daily News to Fox News have already detailed his plight.

Those interested in contributing to his cause can contact the Red Cross of his hometown, Da Lat, at phone number 063.3822035.

Further contact information is available, in Vietnamese, at VNExpress.


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