Vea Koloa is a 36-year-old mum of nine, with a facial tumour as big as her head.
Unable to get the treatment she needed in her native Tonga, Vea came to New Zealand for life-changing surgery, thanks in part to the generosity of Kiwi surgeons who offered to remove it for free.
Sunday is behind the scenes for this extraordinary operation and for when Vea sees her new face for the very first time.
Vea is in need of on-going care. Her friends have set up a Give a Little page for people who would like to donate to help her.
Click here to donate to Vea Koloa's ongoing treatment.