Five-year-old Celiwe Maseko, who suffered severe burns after her dress caught alight when a burning match fell on it, will undergo the same skin transplant as Pippie Kruger.
Pippie Kruger captured the heart of South Africa last year when she received a special cloned skin graft from the United States to help her heal the third-degree burns over 80% of her body. She was burnt when a bottle of firelighter gel exploded and covered her with flames. She is recovering well.
Celiwe, who suffered burns to her back, stomach, and thighs, will undergo the same high-tech skin transplant with the help of the "Pippie's Gesiggie" Foundation, which offered to pay R240,600 for Celiwe’s new skin to be grown in a laboratory by Genzyme in Boston, Massachusetts.
Celiwe underwent surgery under Dr Riedwan Mia and two other doctors at the Garden Court Hospital in Johannesburg last Thursday, but this is only the first of many surgeries.
Click through the gallery to see Celiwe at the Garden Court Hospital where Pippie paid her a visit.