Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Congolese Boy To Undergo Rare Facial Reconstruction Surgery In NYC

Dunia Sibomana was considered the lucky one when a group of chimpanzees jumped from the trees and attacked him and two other boys as they played near a preserve in their native Democratic Republic of the Congo.





Dunia unlike the others, survived.But he was severely disfigured: His lips ripped off and one cheek torn apart, leaving him with muscle damage that make it hard for him to eat, swallow and communicate.

Now, eight-year-old Dunia is set to undergo a rare and complicated surgery at a Long Island hospital that will use tissue and muscle from his forearm to recreate both lips. 


The hope is that he will once again be able to open and close his mouth, and eat and talk normally.Dr. Leon Klempner, an associate professor of dentistry at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, where Dunia will undergo the operation, said: ‘As you can imagine, not having any lips, the food can just come right out.
‘He drools all the time and can’t pronounce different words.

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OMG...Chimps are this violent?Never knew!


38 comments:

STARRY LARRY said...

May it be successful


*Larry was here*

IVORY 01 said...

Oh dear! God be with you little man.

@sugarcassie said...

It just became clear that there is no part of the body that is just for fashion, they are all functional either alone or working with other parts. God is #awesome indeed. One of the many fxns of a lip...

Ada Nwanbueze said...

Oh poor boy Jesus heal u.

Genny le boo said...

Choi.. Na wa o

Somadina Obi said...

What a pity

Chidinma Grace said...

Oh God!

CHI EXOTIC CHI EXOTIC said...

Lord God!
Look at what it did to the boy.

jasmine said...

Jesus!!! Chimps kwa? I pity him. They should also make him handsome too so he'll completely forget about the incident.

One trillion said...

End time chimpanzees

Obama's Sister said...

Thank God4 sparing his life.
Chimps can be so violent dnt try "em,hMmmm.

Miss Ess said...

Oh dear it shall be successful in Jesus name. Its gonna be a hell of reconstructive surgeries, the pain and all Chai. The chimps just made the poor boy look like them

DON -G said...

Wish him a Successful surgery

shola akorede said...

Eyya it is well.

Cakes by LuliGrace (London) said...

Never knew chimps were violent either.
Hope the little boy has a successful surgery.

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Freshdew said...

Sad, best wishes to you.

natt nathaniel said...

It will be successful in Jesus name.

Lovedosh said...

Wow, chimpanzees can be this deadly? Hmmmm. I pray the surgery is successful

Quiksilver said...

The chimps wanted to make the poor boy look like them.

Tayan Taylor said...

Terrible

SDK Babe said...

Oh no! I can't imagine what he has been going through.
May God direct the doctors on how to reconstruct his lips.
Amen.

corisande said...

This is heart breaking.
I hope it's successful.

Every part of the body has its function which is necessary for the whole

Wrench said...

It is well with him

Nemerem said...

By God's grace the surgery will be successful. May God bless and continue to inspire doctors as they break new grounds in saving lives.

Nmasinachi said...

Wow. He'll look so much better afterwards

ChyAdaJesus said...

Oh my.....

Thank God for his life.

Nazzy Jay said...

Omg! God pls let it be successful. What a life!

xxxTrinityxxx said...

Oh God

Omasiri said...

The surgery is already a success. Chimpanzees....I never knew they were this violent though

Chukwudera Michael said...

All I could think of was Dr.Mark Sloan of Grey's anatomy.... and how he could easily fix this boys face and make him look more handsome than ever...

If that Dental surgeon can find a plastic surgeon 3/4 as good as Mark Sloan, that young man is going to smile again

Painful story though... Quick recovery Dunia, God be with you.

*Sips Hennessey from a platinum chalice and adjusts concave Lens*

usani osim said...

Jezzzzz! God see him thru.....

What a world!

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vanessa lucci said...

Lord Jesus, be his surgeon and save him from this affliction.

Ade Esther said...

May God help him

caramel said...

and to those always asking me what a dentist does apart from tooth extraction, this is one of them

Chikito a.k.a FinalSay said...

They are very violent and territorial.... Like uneducated agberos. Next time you go to the zoo please be careful

sisi eko said...

Hmmm u are very correct. Even the fingers we may think are useless, when u lose one of them you'd appreciate their functions which u took for granted. May God keep our body soul and spirit from all harm.

Ayomide Adenike said...

may the good LORD take control