Danny Hunt, a 58-year-old father of four, began suffering from headaches and throat infections in 2008, at which point his GP diagnosed him with laryngitis. When he went to the hospital for a second opinion, he was told that he must be suffering from migraines, however, when a lump started to grow next to his eye, Danny and his wife Mandy went to Moorfield Eye Hospital in London to get a specialist opinion. . Mandy, from Islington, north of London, explains, according to ‘Metro’, that her husband was then diagnosed with a tumor with “spider legs”, an indicator of a fairly aggressive type of eye cancer. “The bone under the brain has fallen apart” In 2009, doctors removed Danny’s right eye along with the bone from his nose and jaw. Since then, he has had to undergo numerous surgeries because, according to his wife, “the bone under the brain has collapsed.”
Doctors have therefore created a special ‘flap’ of skin from the patient’s back and an artery in the leg to cover the hole in the face caused by the cancer. In addition, the year before his cancer diagnosis, Danny underwent to surgery after doctors discovered that a tuberculosis outbreak in his 20s had ‘crystallized’ around his heart and the upper part of his right lung also had to be removed and a silver bar inserted into his chest . Also, he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects body tissues.Mandy explains that now her husband, to whom she has been married for 38 years, is embarrassed to be seen in public and the children often do not understand. He has four children and nine grandchildren, with another on the way.