Anonymous donor pays for man's cosmetic surgery
November 8, 2010
For much of his life, Maurice Simpson lived with benign facial tumors as a result of Neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder. The growths left him disfigured and blind in one eye. However, thanks to an anonymous donation he was able to have cosmetic surgery along with removing the tumors, NBC affiliate KSL reports.
In addition to enhancing his appearance, the condition proved life-saving. Doctors found that the tumor on his head had become so large that his brain was highly susceptible to injury and potentially life threatening.
"My anonymous donor, I call him my guardian angel, I mean, he's just a great guy," Simpson told the news source. "Whenever I think about it, I get kind of choked up because I don't know why he would do something like that, you know."
During the first procedure surgeons took 12 hours to remove the tumor and due to significant blood loss he had to wait five months for a cosmetic surgery team to complete the transformation.
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