Tumour girl travels from Zimbabwe for Royal London treatment
A TEENAGE girl who has endured a five-year battle with a growing facial tumour has been flown over from Zimbabwe for life-saving surgery at the Royal London Hospital. Nomatter Taremedzwa Mapungwana, 18, who struggles to breathe and eat because of the ben
A TEENAGE girl who has endured a five-year battle with a growing facial tumour has been flown over from Zimbabwe for life-saving surgery at the Royal London Hospital.
Nomatter Taremedzwa Mapungwana, 18, who struggles to breathe and eat because of the benign tumour which is growing around her mouth, has travelled thousands of miles to the East End for an emergency operation by a Royal London consultant.
The A-level student, known as Tare, has recently deteriorated but she was contacted by Ian Hutchison, one of the country's leading facial reconstruction surgeons, who offered to do the operation for free.
And with the help of the charity Girl Child Network Worldwide which works to protect young girls in Zimbabwe, �10,000 was raised to pay for Tare and her mum's trip to England and for the rest of her hospital treatment.
You may also want to watch:
President Betty Makoni told the Advertiser: "She has got everything she needs in the hospital to the lead up to the operation on Saturday, which makes us happy.
"Tare is the most brilliant girl in Zimbabwe."
- 1 Man, 20, found fighting for life at illegal rave in Bow
- 2 Fire breaks out in flat near New Providence Wharf tower block
- 3 Leyton Orient confident next manager will take them to the next level
- 4 Groomed girl speaks out after 'dangerous' Barking dealer who dealt Class A drugs in East End is jailed
- 5 Battle lost to save historic Whitechapel bell foundry
- 6 Trains being tested on Crossrail's Elizabeth line up to four an hour
- 7 Dog festival gets go-ahead for Isle of Dogs, of all places
- 8 Ex-police officer among group jailed for £850k intercept from rival gangs
- 9 Pedestrian struck by motorcycle in critical condition following Stepney collision
- 10 South Africa and Indian Covid variants found in Shoreditch and Dalston
Visit www.girlchildnetworkworldwide.org to make a donation.