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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.”

Crowell and his family launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for the cost of the surgery. If you would like to donate, click here.