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Nigerians to undergo reconstructive surgery

Posted by Buffalo Times on 2005/10/30 | Views: 472 |

Nigerians to undergo reconstructive surgery


Two young Nigerians with severe facial deformities arrived in Buffalo Thursday night for reconstructive surgery.

Two young Nigerians with severe facial deformities arrived in Buffalo Thursday night for reconstructive surgery.

Stanley Nwachuku, 25, and Ebele Ukanwa, who is in her early 20s, flew from Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Buffalo via JetBlue.

Through his nonprofit Hope for Tomorrow Foundation, Dr. Jeffrey Meilman, a plastic surgeon at Kenmore Mercy Hospital in the Town of Tonawanda, arranged for the two to come to Western New York for the donated procedures.

Meilman and a team of doctors worked in Nigeria last summer. There, Meilman met Ukanwa, who was born with a severe cleft palate and lip that needed more extensive medical care than he could provide in Nigeria.

As he arranged to bring Ukanwa to the U.S., he learned about Nwachuku, who had survived a sulfuric acid attack.



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Olusola Okhiria Nee Sodunke(Newport, Newport, UK)says...

This is a great piece of history, which is dear to our hearts as people and very much appreciated.

Many thanks to the people who worked hard in the past and those who are still making efforts to keep the institution.

The labour is obviouly worth it. We are proud of you all.

A lot still to be done, with the motivation of the champions of this course, others will follow as well to maintain the institution

May God continue to keep the edifice for development of future generations to the glory of God and the benefits of our fatherland.

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Joel Efiong(Calabar, Nigeria)says...

This is a great piece. The examination bodies should hire you as ICT consultant.

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Sunday Mbe(Kaduna, Kaduna, Nigeria)says...

ULIMASI means' GOD,THANK YOU' not THANK GOD.

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Sunday Mbe(Kaduna, Kaduna, Nigeria)says...

The name ULIMASI is from the UTUGWANG tribe in OBUDU local government area of CROSS RIVER STATE in Nigeria.

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Okfold(Sobe, Edo, Nigeria)says...

I want the meaning of female owan name Ekeke (Edo state)