Thursday, November 7, 2013

Feel Good Story of the Day -- Charity


Actually, this is from yesterday--a story from the Daily Mail:

Images of Pope Francis comforting the ailing worshiper were taken at the end of the general audience Wednesday, when a man covered in neuronal tumors approached the leader of the Catholic Church asking for a blessing.

The man reportedly suffers from a rare and painful disease called neurofibromatosis, which causes growths, impaired vision and in some cases cancer, according to the Catholic News Agency.

Patients suffering from the ailment, which is genetic and not contagious - are often shunned by society because of their appearance.
This may have been the same or similar to the condition suffered by Joseph Carey Merrick, the "Elephant Man."

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