Lockport Man to Receive Donated Plastic Surgery

October 1, 2012 Updated Oct 1, 2012 at 12:29 PM EDT

By WKBW News

October 1, 2012 Updated Oct 1, 2012 at 12:29 PM EDT

KENMORE, NY (WKBW/Release) - Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Jeffrey Meilman, MD, and the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation are helping to make a difference in the life of a 19-year-old Lockport man who has a facial deformity.

Troy Gillon, JR will receive a donated plastic surgery, courtesy of Dr. Meilman, to remove multiple facial tumors with skin resurfacing.

For three years Gillon has suffered with extremely large and multiple facial keloid tumors. Though these are not malignant, and these tumors are hard to control and gradually keep enlarging.

Dr. Meilman, a board certified Plastic Surgeon and his Hope for Tomorrow Foundation helps children and young adults, in medically undeserved countries throughout the world and right here in Western New York, who receive needed medical surgery to correct facial deformities or injuries.

During the past decade, the organization, which had been recognized by Pope John Paul II for its charitable work, has helped more than 2,000 children and young adults from around the world.