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Janet Sylva, left, and her mother, Philomena, smile during a press conference at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Surgeons removed a 6-pound tumor that had been growing in the 12-year-old girl's mouth during a procedure at the medical center in January. The girl and her mother, who are from the West African nation of Gambia, were brought to the United States for the free surgery by the charity The Global Medical Relief Fund. Surgeons said the tumor was one of the largest they had ever seen and had prevented the girl from eating and made breathing difficult. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman).

Janet Sylva, left, and her mother, Philomena, smile during a press conference at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Surgeons removed a 6-pound tumor that had been growing in the 12-year-old girl's mouth during a procedure at the medical center in January. The girl and her mother, who are from the West African nation of Gambia, were brought to the United States for the free surgery by the charity The Global Medical Relief Fund. Surgeons said the tumor was one of the largest they had ever seen and had prevented the girl from eating and made breathing difficult. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman).

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