The Internet Races to Fund Reconstructive Surgery for Young Man Who Bared His Soul Online

The rarely-seen aftermath of extreme weight loss.

Matt Diaz, through hard work, dedication and the lap-band surgery, has lost 270 lbs. over the last 6 years, but his story of overcoming obesity does not end there. The not often discussed side effect of all the weight loss is the excess skin that stays after the fat is gone. Despite his fears about how people would react to seeing him this way, Matt went ahead and shared a video of his body to promote some self-love. As of posting, his campaign to crowdfund his excess skin removal surgery on GoFundMe has already passed its goal of $20,000. You can check out his fund raising campaign here.

(found on Upworthy)

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