Connie’s Story – Daily Mail and The Telegraph, 23 Aug 2011

Connie at a few months old
Connie at a few months old

“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”.

Read the full story in the Daily Mail here.

Read other related articles in The Telegraph and Metro.

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