A boy who has been living with a cancerous tumour that engulfed his whole face leaving him struggling to breathe has had life-saving treatment.
Kambou Sie was abandoned by his mother who ‘couldn’t cope’ with his facial disfigurement.
Having suffered with the life-threatening condition since he was 11 years old, his father was too poor to afford help.
Left untreated, the lump grew to completely swallow up his face, blocking his mouth and forcing his eyes to close.
Now, thanks to the help of a charity, he has chemotherapy to reduce the tumour and is set to have cosmetic surgery to remove the dead tissue in his face.
Kambou, nicknamed Prosper, now 17, received an emotional message and apology from his estranged mother.