Young burn victim undergoes corrective surgery

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The first of a series of corrective surgical procedures on burn victim David Prince has been done. The one year old needs the procedures to fix issues with his hands so he could fully use them once again.
His father, Eddy Prince, yesterday told OBSERVER media, he’s in the U.S with the child where the procedures are being done.
“So thus far, he had one surgery, it went very well about two days ago. We are going back next week and two weeks after they would remove the stitches and hopefully they will set a date for the second surgery,” he said.
The father said the toddler is doing well after the procedure.
“After the first surgery he was able to use the hand perfectly; all his fingers are fully functional. The second surgery on the left hand, which was the worse hand, they’ve released the wrist so he will be able to move the wrist. They straightened the wrist and right now they are going to do the pinky finger,” he said.
The father, who thanked the public for its support, added, “[David] is back home doing well, he has a cousin there so he has company and is very active.”
The man had been harshly criticised by a government official and his son’s maternal relatives after he publicly asked for financial help to cover expenses associated with the medical care his son needed due to the problems encountered after the surgery on his body that was badly burned in a fire last year.
While the one year old survived, his older brother Jayden Prince perished and their mother, Gayan Williams was also killed in the fire that started gutting their Jennings home while they were all asleep inside.

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