This is after doctors in a Chicago hospital performed radical surgery to remove the extra weight growing on his face. It took the doctors three months to successfully do the whole procedure.
The tumor which started growing when Mestre was only 14 years old was already affecting his sight, his breathing and much of his sleeping and eating activities, that he could have died had it not been for the operation.
It would take a year, however, according to doctors before they could ascertain and tell Mestre that he has fully recovered from the surgery.
Meanwhile, Mestre’s sister, Edith Abreu is happy for his brother, saying, “Now he has a new life.”