Meet The Woman With No Face Who Is Fighting Cancer

By: Harshita
15 April, 2016
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This is the adventure of a adolescent babe Tambu Makinzi, a normal 27 year old girl, a admiring wife and a mother of one, whose apple went upside bottomward back she was diagnosed with a attenuate cartilage blight Chondrosarcoma.  For four continued years she underwent a alternation of bootless surgeries, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, but the tumor consistently alternate added advancing than before. It devoured her accomplished face. Lets see how this adolescent adult survived this agony and started attractive advanced to a new beginning. Tambu's adventure will affection on the Channel 5 documentary 'The Woman With No Face', on Monday, September 14 at 10 PM.   

This is Tambu, pictured back she was fit and fine, able-bodied and hearty.

This is Tambu, pictured back she was fit and fine, able-bodied and hearty.
Constant headaches which were axis astringent day by day were the aboriginal evidence of the ache she observed. Her abhorrence added abounding folds back her forehead began to swell.

Soon her forehead began to cool at an alarming rate.

Soon her forehead began to cool at an alarming rate.
Chondrosarcoma was diagnosed. It devoured her nasal and high jaw bone, and displaced her larboard eye and beggared her off her faculty of smell.

In 2007, Tambu met the adulation of her life, the man who was to become her bedmate Peddy.

In 2007, Tambu met the adulation of her life, the man who was to become her bedmate Peddy.
He said: 'The aboriginal time I met her was at a friend's wedding. I saw her and I was like "wow", the way she danced, I was like "she has to be mine".' They affiliated a year later, back they confused from Zimbabwe to South Africa. Peddy says: 'We had dreams, she capital to become a civilian architect and I capital to do computer sequencing.' Back their babe opened her eyes in 2010, they were blind that their bogie account activity adventure is advancing to an end.

She was abreast that after a circuitous above operation she would die.

She was abreast that after a circuitous above operation she would die.
Tambu came to London area she met Assistant Iain Hutchison. He runs the analysis alms Saving Faces, which is committed to the blockage and analysis of facial diseases. Assistant Hutchison, a maxillofacial surgeon alive at Barts Hospital in London, accumulated a aggregation of six surgeons to advice him accomplish the beat operation to abolish Tambu's tumor. First they removed 2 kg of bump acute her brain, eye and nose. Then, application aback beef and rib, the assistant and his aggregation rebuilt Tambus face. It was an operation that lasted over 24 hours!

The bump was acute on her academician which fabricated the anaplasty alike added complex.

The bump was acute on her academician which fabricated the anaplasty alike added complex.
Tambu came to London area she met Assistant Iain Hutchison. He runs the analysis alms Saving Faces, which is committed to the blockage and analysis of facial diseases. Assistant Hutchison, a maxillofacial surgeon alive at Barts Hospital in London, accumulated a aggregation of six surgeons to advice him accomplish the beat operation to abolish Tambu's tumor. First they removed 2 kg of bump acute her brain, eye and nose. Then, application aback beef and rib, the assistant and his aggregation rebuilt Tambus face. It was an operation that lasted over 24 hours!

Tambu was larboard with a huge aperture in her face, advertisement her academician to the elements.

Tambu was larboard with a huge aperture in her face, advertisement her academician to the elements.
Prior to her operation, Tambu said, beat from accustomed about the two kg tumor, 'I am young, I accept dreams and I am not activity to leave my babe motherless. She needs her Mum.'

The Doctor admits on a TV affairs that her activity is still blind by a thread.

The Doctor admits on a TV affairs that her activity is still blind by a thread.
The 27-year-old was taken into the operating amphitheater at 10.30 AM. Within the aboriginal hour, surgeons removed the aboriginal allotment of the tumour. Nine hours into the surgery, Assistant Hutchison was advancing to abolish the aggregate of the annihilative mass. The growth, which advised 2 kgs, came out in one piece. But Tambu was larboard with a huge aperture in her face, advertisement her academician to the elements. Without about-face she would die. In adjustment to clean her face, Assistant Hutchison and his aggregation bare to abolish two ribs to charm her adenoids and jaw bones. And a accessory of bark from her aback was acclimated to ample in the gap in her face. But, the acute allotment for the surgeons was ensuring they had a claret accumulation to the flap, to ensure it could survive. Aboriginal they removed 2 kg of bump acute on her brain, eye and nose. Then application aback beef and rib, the assistant and his aggregation rebuilt Tambus face.

" I am still the aforementioned old Tambu."

The Doctor, Mr.Hutchinson admits on a TV affairs that her activity is still blind by a thread. He says for him it will be a claimed adversity if he fails. Abortion doesn't appear often.The abortion of the about-face meant Professor Hutchison had to booty Tambu aback into the operating theater. Her ancestors had aloft 30,000 to armamentarium her biking and affliction and the surgical aggregation gave their time chargeless of charge. But the hospital costs for her break still had to be met. With the anticipation of a additional operation, they faced accepting to kick-start their fundraising efforts. After the additional surgery, Professor Hutchison managed to get a claret accumulation to a additional accessory of skin. Walking out from the theater, he told the cat-and-mouse camera crew: 'This is not a accustomed situation. 'I am not activity to beddy-bye able-bodied tonight, I am not activity to beddy-bye able-bodied until this has been alive for seven days.'
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