Regina from Ghana

Name:  Regina

Date of Birth:  19th June 1999

Date of Contact:  December 2009

Location:  Prestea, Ghana

Condition:  Congenital facial vascular tumour.

Operation:  Regina had surgery 5th November 2010 at Royal London Hospital, UK.

Current Needs:  Regina is doing well back home, although Regina’s father tragically died in a road traffic accident 6 months after her surgery. W&A support Regina’s mother, Kate, (who runs a small hardware shop) and her siblings Christopher 16, Stella 10, Angelina 6 and Stephen Junior, 1 in school.

Regina’s left eye has remained painful and the eyelid keeps bleeding somewhat, so we are hoping to have that operated on in the very near future. She will probably also need further surgery around the age of 15 or 16, when her growth spurt has finished, to make adjustments to bones.