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NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man with a large, rare tumor on the right side of his face is asking for help with medical costs to remove it.

KTVB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2wInwpV ) 18-year-old Lucas McCulley of Nampa was born with a rare lymphangioma tumor that doctors told him was inoperable because it kept growing along with him. McCulley says the tumor causing him pain every waking moment.

Now that he's older, doctors say removing the tumor is possible, but the procedure would be costly to McCulley since he does not have health insurance. McCulley has set up a GoFundMe page with a goal of $40,000.

McCulley says the removing the tumor would not only give him a normal life, but also allow him to pursue his dream of joining the military.

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Information from: KTVB-TV, http://www.ktvb.com/

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