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Mother who stayed behind with her lip stuck to her chest is calling for help to finally get surgery

Mother left behind with her lip stuck to her chest for 15 years after horrific workplace fire pleads for help to finally get surgery in the Philippines

  • Leonor Niusa, 43, worked in 2004 on a farm in the city of Zamboanga, in the Philippines
  • When the room where she was was on fire, she caught injuries on her face
  • Because her family could not afford medical treatment, her face was distorted
  • She was seen by Justin Quiban who wants to raise money to get her treatment

A mother of three has her lip stuck to her chest for 15 years after avoiding medical treatment after a fire at her previous workplace.

Leonor Niusa, 43, worked on a farm in the city of Zamboanga, in the Philippines, when the candle she used as a light source set fire to a fuel tank.

She escaped the fire, but horrific burns remained untreated over her face and body because her family feared they could not afford medical help.

Leonor Niusa, 43, worked on a farm in Zamboanga City, the Philippines

The candle that she used as a light source set fire to a storage space for gasoline

The candle that she used as a light source set fire to a storage space for gasoline

Leonor Niusa, 43, worked on a farm in the city of Zamboanga, in the Philippines, when the candle she used as a light source set fire to a fuel tank.

And while her burns healed, her lips hung on her chest.

Her injuries now mean that her movements are limited and since the accident she has been unable to find permanent work.

Instead, Leonor and her young son travel through different cities to request donations.

The couple was seen by Justin Quiban, who gave them food and water after they walked around his neighborhood.

And the locals now hope to raise money for a relatively uncomplicated operation to take her mouth off her chest so she can work again.

Leonor Niusa, 43, and her young son travel through different cities and ask for donations

Leonor Niusa, 43, and her young son travel through different cities and ask for donations

Leonor Niusa, 43, and her young son travel through different cities and ask for donations

The locals hope to raise money for a relatively simple operation to remove her mouth from her chest so that she can work again. Pictured, the Leonor identification card

The locals hope to raise money for a relatively simple operation to remove her mouth from her chest so that she can work again. Pictured, the Leonor identification card

The locals hope to raise money for a relatively simple operation to remove her mouth from her chest so that she can work again. Pictured, the Leonor identification card

Justin said: & Zamboanga City said she had never been to the doctor since the accident.

& # 39; Her family chose to treat her burns in their home because they fear they will not be able to pay the medical bills. & # 39;

Leonor has three children and the two others live with her husband in a different place.

The couple was seen by Justin Quiban, who gave them food and water after they walked around his neighborhood

The couple was seen by Justin Quiban, who gave them food and water after they walked around his neighborhood

The couple was seen by Justin Quiban, who gave them food and water after they walked around his neighborhood

In the video, taken by Quiban, the mother said she wants to get better for her children.

As she talks about what happened, her tears begin to fall from her face.

& # 39; I don't want my children to grow up with me looking forever & # 39 ;, she says.

With the help of a few friends, Quiban went to look for Leonor's house in Zamboanga and gave her some donations, but the group said it would be better if she could undergo surgery so that she could live normally again and get a job can find.

Leonor escaped the fire but horrific burns on her face and body remained untreated because her family was afraid they could not afford medical help

Leonor escaped the fire but horrific burns on her face and body remained untreated because her family was afraid they could not afford medical help

Leonor escaped the fire but horrific burns on her face and body remained untreated because her family was afraid they could not afford medical help

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