Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lai Thi Dao - Vietnamese Girl Facial Tumor

Vietnam Girl Face Tumour 01

Lai Thi Dao, a 15 year old Vietnamese girl had just underwent surgery for a 16 pound (7 kilogram) facial tumor in Miami. Finally free from the ordeal, doctors at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Center said that Lai’s tumor was one of the largest reported. The condition is called a Schwannoma tumor which is relative common and usually benign.

International Kid’s Fund is seeking charity to help cover the cost of the treatment which was estimated to cost around $107,000. The surgery has restored Lai’s difficult life even for the simplest tasks of eating, drinking and sleeping.

2 more pics and 1 videoclip of Lai Thi Dao’s facial tumor after the jump.

Source: International Kids Fund

Vietnam Girl Face Tumour 02

Vietnam Girl Face Tumour 03



HD said...

Just looking at these photos of innocent children makes me want to cry. And this is exactly what motivates and inspires me to become an ER Doctor.

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