Man has penis and one testicle amputated after horror drink-drive car smash

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A drunk driver had to have his penis and one of his testicles amputated after a horror car crash.

Paul Berry, 29, lost control of his car when driving home drunk and was thrown out the back window.

He said it is like his manhood has been chopped down like a tree with only a stump remaining.

The car rolled over and landed on his lap – breaking his neck, jaw, hips, nose, pelvis and sustaining a brain injury. His penis and one of his testicles were badly injured and had to be amputated.

Paul said: "They had to amputate my, well, manhood. It's like they chopped a tree down and there's a stump.

"Ironic, because I didn't feel like a 'man' until after the accident. I want to tell the world about the emotional toll this took and will always take on me.

"It has forever changed my life in a way that I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy."

Paul, who lived in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA at the time, was driving to see his then-girlfriend in the neighbouring state of Illinois in the early hours of May 10, 214.

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He admitted to enjoying a few drinks with a pal earlier in the evening.

Paul said he either fell asleep or slipped in the rain, losing control of the car.

He said: "I started to go one way and I turned the wheel the other way trying to correct myself but I overcorrected which caused the vehicle to flip.

"It rolled a few times and I was ejected out the back window, and then I went flying and the car kept rolling and I hit the ground and the car happened to stop rolling right on top of me."

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Paul was rushed to hospital and put in a medically-induced coma. He did not wake up for five weeks.

Surgeons tried to re-attach the shaft with the remaining tissue, but Paul went into leukocytosis where a high number of white blood cells flood to the injured area.

This could be fatal, so for the man's safety, medics were forced to give up their efforts and amputate his penis and one of his testicles, leaving just a stump.

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When he finally woke up, Paul didn't initially register the extent of his injuries.

He had to face up to the realisation that his dream of having kids was over.

After the accident, Paul's sister Danielle Berry, 34, kept his beloved ten-year-old Labrador-boxer cross Resse and told him that he couldn't have her back until he was fully healed.

This motivated the dog-lover to get his life back on track.

He said: "I kind of realised the same things you die for you also live for. My then-fiancé, my dog, my family, my nieces and nephews- but mainly the dog.

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"She helps me more than you could ever imagine, she gives me a purpose to wake up every day. I don't work to get money for myself I get money for her expensive dog food."

Shortly after Paul's accident he heard about the first-ever successful penis transplant being performed in South Africa, but unfortunately the procedure is too expensive for him.

But he added: "I feel like I can open up about it, I'm not ashamed anymore. Life's hard but it's made me a lot more confident in myself.

"I realise it's not the most important thing and that doesn't make you who you are. I can honestly say I didn't feel like a man until after I didn't have a manhood."

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