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Plastic surgery for nanny heroine

A NANNY who was slashed on the face and body while protecting a baby girl is to be given plastic surgery today to repair the scars and restore movement to her arms.

Wu Mei, 24, from Guizhou Province, became a national heroine after the attack in 2001. She spent two years in rehabilitation after the 2001 attack but was left with scars on her right eye and nose, and damaged muscles in her face and both arms.

Wu was at home with the baby when a former colleague of the baby's father tried to kill the baby. He was seeking revenge because he thought the father had cost him his job.

"I have never regretted what I did," said Wu. "It was just instinct to cover the baby with my body to protect her."

Wu Mei will be operated on at the Shanghai Art Plastic and Cosmetic Hospital. Psychological counseling will be given to her before the surgery, said Dr Ren Tianping, Wu's chief surgeon.

The surgery is organized by a charity foundation under the Ministry of Public Security.


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