Heartbreaking story of Zimbabwean girl whose face is 'eating her alive'

Heartbreaking story of Zimbabwean girl whose face is 'eating her alive'
Published: 2013 June 14 00:07:58 (7136 Views)
My Face Is Eating Me Alive is a film about Tare and her struggle to survive and will be aired on Channel 5 in the UK on 17 June 2013.

Her mum, Thandiwe sacrifices everything to save her daughter's life.

When Tare was 13 years old she had a toothache.  

Her mum Thandiwe - as most mums do - told her not to worry, it'll go away, but it didn't.  

Over the next couple of years the toothache developed into swelling on her upper left jaw that grew and grew until Tare was left with a face-consuming and life-threatening tumour.

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tare, a bright, clever girl who aspires to be a dermatologist has had a tumour for the past eight years.  

It's grown so big that its destroyed her jaw and uprooted most of her teeth, leaving her unable to breath, being fed by a tube and on the verge of death.  

But she is not alone.  It is estimated that there are another 1000 young people in Zimbabwe with general tumours.

Apparently some people see them as the work of the devil or animals deserving of their fate.  

Help comes from two organisations, Saving Faces and Girl Child Network fighting to save Tare's life. - Channel5
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Anonymous user 2017 February 04 06:17:31
What is the update on this amazing young woman and her family???
Anonymous user 2013 September 08 23:53:53
My heart goes out to this very brave young lady and her family - I am so upset - life is very unfair and can be very unjust - I was watching news only last week about certain sportsmen earning millions !!! and people spending thousands on cosmetics to look younger ! Crazy world weave in?
INdaba Ndaba 2013 June 18 17:22:26
Here is an update from the doctor: newsbite.it
Anonymous user 2013 June 17 23:07:33
This has upset me so much why do things like this have to happen i hope this brave brave girl is ok people who have the means to help please help her and people like her
Anonymous user 2013 June 17 23:03:38
I hope to god this poor girl is ok i just wish i had the money to help please people if you are wealthy enough please help her
Anonymous user 2013 June 17 23:01:32
please what happen to her now
Gray Ruan 2013 June 17 22:42:25
can't find anything more about this?????????? Anybody have a clue what happen to this girl?
Anonymous user 2013 June 17 22:28:35
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Anonymous user 2013 June 17 22:20:10
if I want to donate where do I go
Anonymous user 2013 June 17 22:14:28
Please almighty Father heal her and remove all the pain from her body.Give her mum the strenght to continue her good job of looking after her amen.
Anonymous user 2013 June 17 22:10:05
Do we have the latest update on her condition and how can people donate
Anonymous user 2013 June 17 21:49:38
Tremendous courage and strength I pray for the best outcome for them x
Anonymous user 2013 June 15 18:18:07
May the Good Lord heal her. May she suffer no pain. Thandiwe, I pray that you have your strength renewed.

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