Published: Sun, October 14, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

Cancer Survivor Says Store Manager Asked Him To Cover Disfigured Face

Cancer Survivor Says Store Manager Asked Him To Cover Disfigured Face

A cancer survivor claims he was asked to leave a SC convenience store because of his disfigured face.

Evans bought a snack and a drink at Forks Pit Stop on Monday, but when he sat down at a table inside the store to eat, a manager allegedly stopped him.

Before he could sit down, Brandy said the owner grabbed his shirt, pulled him into her office and told him that if he was going to eat there, he'd have to cover his face.

SC cancer survivor Kirby Evans says he is still having to deal with people treating him differently because of his disfigurement. I promise you he will never ever set foot in that store again! "My father was discriminated against because of the way he looks", she said.

It's been shared almost 10,000 times. My father is also on a fixed income, and can not afford the surgeries it would to take to fix his where his nose was. He can not help what the cancer did to him.

"The words that came out of her mouth hurt me so deep", Evans told News4SA.

He added: 'How can a person eat anything with his face covered?'

'He can not help what the cancer did to him'.

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Brandy Evans, the daughter of Kirby Evans, posted on Facebook after learning about the humiliating conversation.

"It's really made me proud to watch everybody rally around him and let him know that he doesn't have to hide his battle scars", she said.

A woman who identified herself as the manager responded the post.

Evans said he has been eating at Forks for a long time, but this is the first time he was asked to cover his face.

'I do not see absolutely anything wrong with what I did. "I have bills to pay to and I work very hard to please my customers". I had no choice! "It was running my customers off", they wrote in the Facebook comments.

"I'm telling you what, I didn't know there's that many people out there that cared", the cancer survivor said.

Mr Evans himself told WCIV he was talking about the incident so the shop manager and others can "find it in her heart to treat people with disabilities in a different manner".

Brandy Evans said the store owner, Donna Crosby, commented on the Facebook post and said in part, "I in no way tried to hurt your father".

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