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Apr 16, 2012

Catarina Ishim undergoes over 20 hours of surgery

Catarina Ishim

Back on March sixth, we introduced you to twelve year old Catarina Ishim. Well, tonight we can report tonight that Catarina is recovering from a marathon surgery that lasted about twenty hours at a Knoxville, Tennessee hospital. Catarina, the young girl from San Pablo, Toledo, was disfigured by a cancerous tumor that kept growing despite two previous rounds of surgeries. A team of doctors and surgeons worked around the clock over the weekend to remove the tumor that weighed up to ten pounds and that had spread on most of her face. Her story was first reported by News Five’s Andrea Polanco who was touched by her condition and through her contacts secured surgery for Catarina. In Tennessee, various news organizations have partnered with us to get Catarina’s story on air. Here is a report from Britanny Bailey from NBC’s affiliate, WBIR-10.


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Catarina’s story is one that we will continue to follow.

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1 Response for “Catarina Ishim undergoes over 20 hours of surgery”

  1. Storm says:

    Let’s pray for the best for this poor little girl. At least today she has hope, thanks to a lot of great people who have been trying to help her.

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