"For three years, she had to put up with cruel taunts because of a condition that left her with a bright red 'clown nose' just weeks after she was born"Connie's "clown nose" was a benign tumour called a haemangioma, made up of a cluster of blood vessels growing abnormally under the skin. After being told that there was no cure, Connie's mother sought out Saving Faces founder and chief executive, Prof Iain Hutchison. He spent two hours removing the tumour, to give Connie a nose "just like mum's".
Saving Faces patient, Graham Hall has been hailed as "an inspiration" in the Eversham Journal. Graham, a lorry driver from Bretforton in Worcestershire suffered from a rare form of bone cancer which left doctors with no choice but to remove his jaw. After the surgery and rounds of radiotherapy, he was left disfigured and unable to speak. Prof Iain Hutchison oversaw the rebuilding of Graham's jaw and now four years after his diagnosis, Graham has returned to work.
“Graham’s a really determined, superb guy, who’s been an inspiration to everyone. All of us here work as a team and it is so good to see him back. It’s great to see somebody battle and to win that battle.”