Biira was badly bitten by the family pig when she was less than 2 years old. The pig bit off much of her cheek and ear. She had a long period in hospital slowly healing. With so much scarring she was unable to open her mouth at all and her eyelid was pulled down so she was in danger of losing the sight in her right eye. She has had a couple of big operations to reconstruct her cheek and requires more surgery to improve her lip.