Prince came to the Hannah Storm Foundation from South Africa. He was in desperate need of surgery to treat a severe lymphatic malformation of his eye and cheek. Without the procedure he was at risk of losing his eye.
The procedures performed included a lymphagioma of the left cheek and left orbit, and excision and repair of the left lower eyelid and orbital lymphagioma. Dr. Milton Waner performed the surgeries at the Vascular Birthmark Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Funding for Prince’s surgery was made possible by monies raised at the foundation’s annual fundraising event through a special “Fund-a-Need” program where guests were able to donate directly to a fund set up for Prince and other children who suffer from various vascular anomalies.