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Crouzon's Sydrome causes abnormal growth for the face and head. If untreated, it can cause brain damage, visual, hearing and breathing problems. When Candy was born, she was diagnosed with the disease. Even after a few surgeries, Candy was teased by other children, and it became quite difficult on the family. Candy's mother said after seeing Dr. Salyer on the Oprah Show, she knew he might be able to help. Dr. Salyer's surgery gave Candy a brand new face, and for the first time in her life—the freedom to hold her head up high.
"It's definitely a dream come true," Zorena, Candy's mother says. "And sometimes I still think I'm dreaming, I really do."