Young Guatemalan

Young Guatemalan

**HOLD FOR STORY BY CLAUDIA TORRENS ** In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, photo Omar Patzán talks to a nurse at The Mount SInai Hospital in New York before the first of many surgeries he will undertake. Tissue expander placed on his head will be used to stretch the skin around the malformation around his eye so that when he has the malformation surgically excised following an embolization , there will be enough skin to close the wound properly. Thanks to the research and fundraising efforts of several aid groups, a U.S. doctor and the inhabitants from San Antonio Aguas Calientes, in Guatemala, Omar Patzán, an 18-year-old Guatemalan boy with a life-threatening arteriovenous malformation in the face, was able to receive surgery in New York and will soon start a new life, without constant bleeding and more vision. Thanks to the research and fundraising efforts of several aid groups, a U.S. doctor and the inhabitants from San Antonio Aguas Calientes, in Guatemala, Omar Patzán, an 18-year-old Guatemalan boy with a life-threatening arteriovenous malformation in the face, was able to receive surgery in New York and will soon start a new life, without constant bleeding and more vision. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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December 11, 2019 01:02:12 AM
March 30, 2020 03:56:08 PM
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