Sunday is a 22 year-old Tanzanian man who had a large tumor in his jaw that caused facial deformity and pain. In August 2014 Sunday was diagnosed with an ameloblastoma, a tumor on his jaw, at BD Clinic of Advanced Dentistry in Dar es Salaam. The tumor was life-threatening as it would continue growing over time and, if left untreated, would cause a major artery to burst. Following his diagnosis OWOS coordinated a fundraising campaign to take Sunday to Spain to have the tumor removed. On November 7th a surgical team at San Francisco de Asís Hospital in Madrid, Spain removed the tumor and rebuilt Sunday’s lower jaw with bone from his fibula.
The 11 hour surgery was a success and Sunday was flown back to Tanzania in early December 2014 where he continues to live a normal life. OWOS would like to extend its deepest gratitude to those who donated and helped make Sunday’s surgery possible.
We would also especially like to thank Dr. Miguel Burgueño, Dr. Fernando Garcia Marín, Dra. Maria José Moran to Dr. Laura García, to Dr. Javier Arias and the anesthesiologists and the entire team at San Francisco de Asís Hospital in Madrid. A special thanks also to Alipio Gutierrez, Nuria Ramirez de Castro, and Sandra Mir.
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