December 2, 2022

2-year-old finally has “Batman” birthmark removed after groundbreaking surgery

Every baby in the world is born unique – but let’s face it, some babies are so uniquely special that everyone in the delivery room stops right in their tracks.

Luna Tavares-Fenne was welcomed into the world, her parents were in a state of shock. Luna’s face was covered in a huge birthmark which resembled Batman’s mask.

Luna was born with congenital melanocytic naevus, a skin condition that produces abnormally dark blemishes, usually across the face.

The family was advised to get Luna the much needed treatment which included a number of surgeries, at least six.

Many parents in Carol’s situation might have hidden and avoided the public eye – but the brave mother decided to share Luna’s story and spread awareness about her daughter’s disease. She created an Instagram page where people could get an insight into the family’s everyday life.

As Luna’s story received international attention, doctors worldwide came to know about her. One such individual was a famous doctor in Russia.
After hearing about Luna’s particular situation, surgeon-oncologist Dr. Pavel Borisovich Popov contacted Carol and offered to perform a treatment not available in the United States.

But the treatment, called photodynamic therapy, was costly, and so the family asked the public for help. Luna’s family created a fundraiser to help with the costs, collecting $70,000 from people who wanted to help the little girl.

For the last couple of years, Carol and Luna have been traveling to Russia to run tests and start her treatment. Despite the pandemic, the family has been able to travel to the clinic in Krasnodar. Thankfully, all the operations to date have been successful.

What’s more, Dr. Pavel Borisovich Popov is more than happy with the result – he believes that the risk of Luna getting c.a.n.c.e.r has decreased drastically.

Until today, Luna underwent a number of surgeries, and a couple of days ago, Carol shared a photo of her daughter after all those procedures. The girl is very happy, as well as her parents.

“I don’t regret at all having the treatment here. Luna doesn’t feel the pain. She dances a few hours after the surgery,” Carol said, according to The Daily Mail.

Recently, Luna traveled to Brazil to spend Christmas with her mom’s family, as Carol is originally from there.

After Christmas, Luna would need to go to Russia again, to receive more treatments.

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