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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.

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

Just look at his incredible transformation!

Matt Diaz / Via

In 2009, Matt was a member of a study at the NYU Medical Center. According to Matt, "the study was put together to see how people under the age of 18 were affected by lap-band surgery."

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.

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