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This Guy Lost 270 Pounds And Bravely Revealed His Excess Skin To The World

"Just be nice, please."

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With the help of lap-band surgery, exercise, and diet, 22-year-old Matt Diaz lost 270 pounds in six years. But now Matt is dealing with pounds upon pounds of excess skin, which he's hoping to get removed.

Matt Diaz / Via myannoyances.tumblr.com

Matt says that he weighed 495 at his heaviest, when he was 16.

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Matt said that while he's trying to remain strong, he couldn't hold back anymore. "I had to show you guys," he said. "I want to be proud of who I am and I want all of you to be proud of who you are and part of that is not hiding it."

In addition to posting his incredibly brave video, Matt also created a GoFundMe page to raise money for surgery. Just four hours after posting the video and GoFundMe link, he had already raised over $16,200 — his goal is $20,000.