A Maine man loses a lot of weight and needs help getting over one last hurdle.
FOX News Radio's Chris Foster reports:
Thomas Towle of Gardiner, Maine used to weigh more than 750 pounds.
(Towle) "But that's as high as their scales went."
And a doctor said:
(Towle) "I would be dead in a year."
He lost weight and got surgery after being kicked off a roller coaster with his younger siblings.
(Towle) "That was the moment that I knew I could not bring that shame on them."
He's lost about 500 pounds. But -- not all that skin.
(Towle) "So every day I live wearing compression garments. I live with rashes and sores."
He needs money to have it removed.
(Towle) "Insurance still believes that is 100% cosmetic."
He's started an online fundraising page at gofundme.com: Thomas with an h, T-o-w-l-e.
(Towle) "A dream for me is to walk out on a beach and take my shirt off -- just like everyone else."
Chris Foster, FOX News Radio.