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Pippie recovering well

Anice Kruger, whose child has just undergone skin graft surgery, said the little girl has a bright future.

Isabella Pippie Kruger with her mother Anice. Picture: Facebook.
Pippie Kruger,Garden City Hospital,Anice Kruger
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JOHANNESBURG - The mother of a 3-year old girl who recently underwent cutting-edge skin graft surgery said there was still a long journey ahead for her family. 

Burn victim, Isabella Pippie Kruger, received 40 pieces of artificially cloned skin during an operation at the Garden City Hospital on Monday. 

At least 80 percent of the young girl’s body was left with third degree burns after a braai accident on New Years Day.

The little Limpopo girl's bandages will be removed on Monday.

Kruger's mother Anice said she is like a child at Christmas waiting to unwrap her present.

Anice said her daughter's future looks bright. 

“She won’t be normal, normal is boring. She will be the most beautiful princess in the world.”

Pippie will receive more operations in years to come, as well as intensive physiotherapy.

This was the first such operation of its kind in South Africa.

Garden City Hospital manager Esme Abrahams said Kruger was doing well.

The skin, which was flown in from Boston in United States, had a 24-hour shelf life.

(Edited by Thato Motaung)

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