Five-year-old Celiwe Maseko, from Kagiso near Krugersdorp,
who was tragically burnt after her dress caught fire, will today undergo the
same hi-tech skin cloning procedure which helped save the life of Isabella
“Pippie” Kruger at the Netcare Garden City Hospital in Johannesburg last year.
The cloned skin is thin and transparent and Dr Mia and his
team at Netcare Garden City Hospital hope that the skin on the burnt areas of
Celiwe’s body will grow back with minimum scarring. This will reduce the trauma
she has already suffered as a result of her accident and give her a chance at a
normal life. Dr Mia has confirmed that Celiwe will require a breast transplant
and a number of other follow-up therapies.