Tumour girl speaks again after year
LONDON, UK – A teenage girl from Zimbabwe has spoken for the first time in almost a year after London doctors removed a football-sized tumour from her face.
Nomatter Taremedzwa Mapungwana, 18, known as Tare, was unable to eat or speak properly after the tumour grew in her jaw. Two charities – savingfaces.co.uk and girlchildnetworkworldwide.org – paid for her to be flown to Britain for life-saving surgery at the Royal London, where doctors performed the procedure free of charge.
The teenager is recovering after the nine-hour operation, led by Iain Hutchison, professor of oral and facial surgery. SOURCE