Bhawana Thami, then aged 8, cries while her father describes to a journalist her daughter’s isolation from other children in their village, before Bhawana underwent surgery in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bhawana Thami was born with a rare condition that left half of her face covered with hair. Without treatment, the moles that caused the hair to grow could have become cancerous, The European Pressphoto Agency reports.