Teen undergoes successful surgery

Photo courtesy Operation Smile.
Photo courtesy Operation Smile.

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A 15-year-old Haitian girl underwent a successful surgery to remove a four-pound tumor from her face in Norfolk.

WAVY.com first introduced you to Hennglise Dorvial in April before her surgery. Hennglise told WAVY News’ Stephanie Harris she was sad because the tumor was keeping her from going to school.

Hennglise Dorvial had a surgery to remove a tumor the size of a melon. Dr. Bill Magee, CEO and Co-Founder of Operation Smile, performed  the surgery at the Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk.
Hennglise Dorvial had a surgery to remove a tumor the size of a melon. Dr. Bill Magee, CEO and Co-Founder of Operation Smile, performed the surgery at the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk.

That tumor began growing four years ago and was the size of a melon before she was able to have surgery. She and her mother traveled to Norfolk to undergo surgery at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.

The surgery was a success and Hennglise is continuing to recover.

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