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Sat Jun 9, 2012, 05:41 AM

After an eight-year surgical journey 'everything is good'

Warning: this is a good news story. Those who like their news conflicty may not want to read any further.

EMAN Tabaza first came to Australia when she was eight for surgery to remove a bulging tumour behind her nose and forehead that left her feeling like an outcast at home in Gaza.

Craniofacial surgeon Tony Holmes led an eight-hour operation at the Royal Children's Hospital in 2004 to remove the tumour and rebuild Eman's face, giving her a new forehead and nose and moving her eye sockets closer together.

The difference to Eman's appearance was dramatic and she returned to Gaza a far happier girl, no longer taunted as ''the mother of all noses''.

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Two months after her facial surgery Eman is now due to return home to the Gaza Strip, having spent more than a year in Melbourne in the care of the Children First Foundation, which arranged her travel and medical treatment.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/after-an-eightyear-surgical-journey-everything-is-good-20120607-1zyt9.html#ixzz1xI8bXGYM

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Sat Jun 9, 2012, 06:21 AM

1. Glad to hear this. All best wishes to Eman, and congratulations to Dr. Holmes and to the Children

First Foundation!

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Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:07 PM

2. Thanks for posting

sometimes we need to be reminded that good things happen too

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