'Superstar' wrestler raising money for $100K+ hip revision at Mayo Clinic Hospital

Former World Wide Wrestling Federation Champion "Superstar Billy Graham" is asking fans to help pay for a hip surgery at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix that could cost over $100,000. 

Three details:

1. Mr. Graham, whose given name is Wayne Coleman, is raising money so he can undergo a total hip revision to fix a loose titanium cup. The issue is grinding a hole in his pelvic bone, causing severe pain and the potential need for a wheelchair.

2. Orthopedic surgeon Mark Spangehl, MD, would perform the procedure. He would need to do a bone graft on the area wearing a hole in Mr. Graham's pelvis and use a metal plate to screw the bone to the hip.

3. Mr. Graham is insured by Medicare, which will pay for about 75 percent of the procedure. The wrestler hopes to raise the remaining $25,000 through GoFundMe, and has received $11,909 in contributions from 282 people so far.

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