MILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin man is asking for financial help after a trip to the barber left him with a life-changing condition.
Keith Crowell of Milwaukee, Wisconsin told WITI that 12 years ago, he went to the barber for a shave. The barber nicked both sides of his face.
The nicks left him with keloids, causing mounds of skin to grow excessively.
“It can be devastating. Sometimes I feel real bad,” said Crowell.
He has had two surgeries to remove 40 pounds of skin, but the growths have since returned, larger each time.
He is hoping to visit a doctor in New York who said he can resolve the problem. His insurance refuses to cover the cost of the surgery, calling it “cosmetic.”