A woman whose nose and upper lip were bitten off by mice when she was a baby is to receive free plastic surgery. Zhu Sanni, 23, from Qingdao, Shandong Province, had been left alone at home for three days when the animals began to eat her face.
Her father suffered from a mental illness and often left home and disappeared for days. One day her mother went out for food but did not return for three days.
Sanni was left to survive by herself but when she was discovered her face was covered in blood and her nose and lip had been eaten by mice.
Without money, her parents didn't take her to the hospital, but simply washed her wounds.
Recently Qingdao Boshi Hospital has offered to provide free surgeries for Sanni.
Director Wu Yuhua from the medical affairs office of the hospital said they will build Sani an artificial nose and lip, but the surgeries may take up to two years.
In 2009 Australian nursing home resident had his ears gnawed by mice.
Staff found the 89-year-old covered in blood and the man was in a distressed state and had injuries from severe mouse bites.