Latest news from The Southtown Star Online en-us Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:10:16 PDT Southtown Star logo 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Vickroy: Changing the face of beauty ]]> Lead story image

Lila Napientek has big dreams. Among them, to get her book published, to attend Yale or Harvard and to become a pediatric plastic surgeon. “I want to travel to Haiti and Africa and help kids like me,” she said. In addition to being smart, fun and beautiful, 10-year-old Lila is very aware that she is different. “I have frontal nasal dysplasia and midline facial cleft,” she said. She explains that’s why her eyes are so far apart and why she can’t bite down completely. “She’s been through some stuff,” said her mom, Nora Napientek, describing her daughter’s surgeries, one of … ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:13:59 -0500