Aliz Cservenak can drink with a straw.
The happy 9-year-old can whistle, she said in Hungarian, translated by her older sister, Lili Misúr.
And food and drinks don’t come out of her nose anymore.
That’s all thanks to two surgeries — with more to come — by Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate, a plastic surgeon at Corewell Health William Beaumont University Hospital, the new name for Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.
“She loves him,” Misúr said of the affection Aliz feels for the U.S. doctor who agreed to restore some of her facial features after a severe infection set in while she was hospitalized for chemotherapy battling cancer in her native Hungary.
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