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Old 17-06-2013, 21:10
kylel
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Eight years ago, when Tare was 13 years old, she had a toothache. Her mum Thandiwe told her not to worry and that it would go away. Like many of Zimbabwe’s poor, she could not afford dental treatment. Unfortunately, Tare’s toothache did not go away, but instead developed into an aggressive swelling on her upper left jaw.

Thandiwe spent three years travelling her country in search of a doctor able to stop the growth that was slowly taking over her daughter’s face, but with no success. The tumour continued to grow until it began to close Tare’s airways and push her jaw out of her mouth.

it started at 9 on Chanel5
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Old 17-06-2013, 21:12
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That's severe!

Hope she's ok.

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I know some people have a hard time keeping their mouths closed, but this is too awful
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Old 17-06-2013, 21:34
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Some people suffer so much don't they?

I Read about a man who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone today and it makes me think how much people are able to take in life without giving up.
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Old 17-06-2013, 21:39
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I have cried right through this programme. Poor Girl, so brave & her fab mum, family & friends.
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Old 17-06-2013, 21:40
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This is a really distressing programme to be watching, poor child. I hope she's okay in the end.

ETA sorry she's 21, I thought she was about 14 so not a child. Still poor woman though.
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Old 17-06-2013, 21:44
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I am so happy they had more money for operation.
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Old 17-06-2013, 21:51
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Imagine how many people there must be who are unable to get any treatment at all for fungating tumours.

The thought of being in rural Zimbabwe with no money, conventional medication, or chance of cure. That and the heat of course! (not being flippant)

Wow, this is an intense documentary.
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Old 17-06-2013, 22:02
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Poor girl, I wonder how she is now, at the end it seemed like her face was starting to swell again.
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Old 17-06-2013, 22:58
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I wonder how she's doing now too.

Just watched it on +1...
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