Kirby Evans cancer survivor Forks Pit Stop disfigured face drama: South Carolina man mortified after accosted by store owner, Donna Crosby.
A cancer survivor has told of being humiliated after being asked to leave a South Carolina gas station because of his ‘offensive’ appearance.
According to Kirby Evans’ daughter, Brandy, the woman’s father was picking up food at Forks Pit Stop in Walterboro, when the 65 year old was discriminated against on account of his disfigured face.
In a Facebook post, Evans’ daughter alleged the store’s owner ‘grabbed her father by his shirt and pulling him into her office.’
Brandy then claims the owner, who she identified as Donna Crosby later saying, ‘If he was going to eat in here he would have to cover his face.’
The incident according to the daughter led to her father being mortified and leaving the gas station in tears.
Kirby Evans survived skin cancer, but lost his eye and his nose to the disease. Evans says a South Carolina store owner told him he must cover his face if he wanted to eat in the store.
— ABC News 4 (@ABCNews4) October 12, 2018
Kirby Evans cancer survivor: saddled by his inability to afford reconstructive surgery.
Abcnews4 reported Kirby forced to have surgery seven years ago to remove basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer caused by an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells arising from the squamous cells in the epidermis, the skin’s outermost layer.
‘He cannot help what the cancer did to him,’ Brandy posted. ‘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.’
Brandy also explained her father cannot afford reconstructive surgery as he’s on a fixed income. He is also unable to 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, Brandy created a GoFundMe for her father. As of Saturday evening, EST, $67,446 of a $75,000 goal had been raised.
Forks Pit Stop has declined scallywagandvagabond.com‘s overtures for media comment.
Days after a cancer survivor says he was told to cover his face while eating donuts at a Walterboro store, several people met him for breakfast at a different restaurant.
Kirby Evans lost his eye & nose, but his daughter says his smile is back, thanks to that breakfast club. pic.twitter.com/9X6qMyLQSH
— Lisa Weismann (@LisaLive5) October 11, 2018