Tonight we have an update on a 16-year-old burn victim from Africa who is getting treatment here in Torrance.

Jespa Awomah had a special moment today as bandages from his first surgery were removed.

Dr. Matthew Reiss and his team at Torrance Memorial Medical Center showed Jespa his new eyelid for the first time. Last week, Jespa underwent a surgery to release his right arm and doctors also performed skin grafting procedures on his right eyelid.

Jespa was brought to the United States from Cameroon thanks to the Children’s Burn Foundation. He will receive full reconstructive surgeries while he is here.

Doctor’s have not taken off the bandages on his right arm just yet, but Jespa was all smiles today as the bandages came off his eye. He also will receive a prosthetic eye during his one year stay in Torrance. The Children’s Burn Foundation is covering all costs for his treatments and stay.