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Free At Last!


We have an update on Lai Thi Dao, the Vietnamese teen disfigured by a 16 pound tumor that we told y’all about last week.

Well, after 12 hours of surgery, doctors at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center successfully removed the tumor!

The potentially life-threatening operation went off without any complications, thankfully.

The tumor had consumed the lower half of the teen’s face. It had been growing since she was 3 and eventually accounted for roughly one-third of her body weight.

Doctors told the media that Lai’s tumor was one of the largest ever reported.

The teen hopes to finally attend school once she recovers and returns to Vietnam.

The International Kids Fund, which helps foreign children with urgent health needs, is seeking donations to pay for the surgery.

To make a tax-deductable donation, send a check or money order payable to the International Kids Fund at:
International Kids Fund
Re: Lai Thi Dao
P.O. Box 2020
Miami, FL 33101

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May 01, 2008 09:15am PDT

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