A soldier who spotted a boy with a terrible deformity while on patrol in Bosnia. Former Staff Sergeant Wayne Ingram has raised more than £100,000 to pay for this boy. The name of this boy is Stefan Savic, to have surgery at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London.
A decade ago Mr Ingram promised to help raise the money for Stefan’s surgery. Stefan has now had the treatment.
At the age of 4 Stefan. He born with a debilitating condition called Tessier cleft which meant his eyes were 4.5cm further apart than normal and he had no proper nose.
At Great Ormond Street, Stefan has had a series of operations and procedures.
Stefan latest picture after the operation. He needed one more operation and Mr Ingram raise the money for this operation as well.
In 2003, During his first surgery he said that ‘This is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
David Dunaway, the surgeon of Stefan, who had waived his fee on each occasion. Mr Ingram had to raise money for accommodation, flights and hospital costs.
If Stefan not treated his condition could have killed him because his airway was being blocked.
Mr Ingram was so inspired by Stefan that after leaving the army he became a paramedic.