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This Girl Has A Tumor Covering Half Her Face (Photos)

| by John Freund
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A toddler from Bangladesh has a rare disease that causes a tumor to cover half of her face.  

Chingrung Mro, who is 11 months old and comes from a remote area of Bangladesh, was first admitted to the hospital at nine months old and diagnosed with a ganglioglioma cyst -- a rare, slow-growing tumor, the Daily Mail reports.

According to UCLA Health, ganglioglioma cysts can cause seizures and even become fatal if left untreated.  Roughly 95 percent of the cysts are low grade and do not recur after removal.  However, Mo's family could not afford the expensive treatment in their hometown.  

But a social media campaign launched by social worker Fabian Gomez is about to change all that.  Gomez's Facebook campaign caught the attention of Bangladeshi minister Obaidul Quader, who arranged for Chingrung to be treated at Dhaka Medical College.

According to Quader, "Many people tried to help by raising funds, but we wanted to provide her with better treatment because she's a baby."

The team at Dhaka Medical College have put together a board of surgeons, including a neurosurgeon, pediatric surgeon, and a plastic surgeon, and they plan to operate on Mo to reduce the tumor's size.

Samanta Lal Sen, the plastic surgeon, is feeling positive and hopes to remove the tumor and cover the defect with plastic surgery.

Chingrung's father, Singrao Mro, hopes the treatment will give his daughter a new chance at life.  "I hope my daughter will improve in this hospital and I want to thank everyone that helped her," he said. 

Sources: Daily Mail, UCLA Health / Photo credit: Rehman Asad/Barcroft Images via Daily Mail

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