"The goal of the operation is not just for him to have something that he can show off in a locker room," said Salgado. "It's so, hopefully, he can father a family."
The 20-hour operation will take place at Holtz Children Hospital at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Salgado will lead the surgical team, which will include a microsurgeon and a pediatric urologist.
"This isn't a procedure that is done in every hospital," said Salgado. "There are very few people that do this kind of reconstruction."
While doctors will be performing Canelos' surgery for free, Chesa said, IKF Wonderfund must still raise about $50,000 to cover hospital costs. - ABC News