Vietnamese boy gets new outlook on life

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Updated: 7/03/2013 11:50 am
A 10-year-old Vietnamese boy has a new outlook on life thanks to the UMC International Medical Mission program.

Having suffered a disfiguring tumor under his left eye, Thien Tran is recovering from a successful reconstructive surgery performed right here in Lubbock. Several doctors from University Medical Center and Texas Tech Physicians worked together to perform the procedure.

His trip to the United States and his medical treatment were paid for by supporters of the mission, including the Lubbock Area Foundation.

During the 12-hour surgery in May, the team was able to de-bulk the tumor and reconstruct his orbit and the appearance of his eye. His aunt and mother say they have seen a big improvement in his confidence and self-esteem.

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