Distraught cancer survivor claimed he was rudely told to leave a gas station because of his disfigured face
65-year-old Kirby Evans stopped over so that he could pick up something to eat at the Forks Pit Stop when he was cruelly discriminated because of the way he looked.
A cancer survivor in South Carolina, who lost his nose and his eye to the disease, was left horrified after he was told to leave a gas station because of the way he looked. According to Brandy Evans, his daughter, 65-year-old Kirby Evans stopped over so that he could pick up something to eat at the Forks Pit Stop when he was cruelly discriminated against because of his now disfigured face. After he bought a pack of donuts and a drink at the gas station, Brandy alleged in her post on Facebook that the owner of the store "grabbed him by his shirt and pulled him into her office."
She then claimed that the owner, whom she has identified as Donna Crosby, said later: "If he was going to eat in here he would have to cover his face." Brandy also said that her father was left distraught and "in tears" when he was leaving the gas station before telling her what had happened.
About seven years ago, Kirby had to have surgery to remove a basal cell carcinoma, which is a type of skin cancer that is caused by an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that come from the squamous cells in the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin. Brandy wrote: "He cannot help what cancer did to him. My father is the strongest man I know but, as he told me what happened to him, I watched tears roll out of his eye. It hurt me to see him hurt like this, especially over something he cannot help."
She also explained that her father cannot afford to have the massive amounts of reconstructive surgery that he requires on his fixed income at the moment. He also cannot wear an eye patch because "it rubs the eye socket raw and where his nose was. It has to stay open and nothing is to touch that area that might it rub it raw."
Since the incident happened, Brandy launched a GoFundMe campaign for her father which has been able to raise almost $58,500 of the $75,000 goal.