A South Carolina man who lost his left eye and nose to cancer is about to fight again.
His life is out of the question, but Kirby Evans fights for his dignity after WTVD reports that the survivor of the cancer was asked If his face was not covered, he left a shop in the area.
The owner of the shop where the incident occurred made her first public comments and explained why Evans should mask his appearance.
The incident occurred on October 8 at the Forks Pit Stop in Walterboro, after Evan's daughter Brandy Evans. She started a social media campaign and said her father was a victim of discrimination.
After Brandy bought donuts and a drink and sat down at a table, Brandy wrote on Facebook that her father had been approached by shopkeeper Donna Crosby. She grabbed him by the shirt and pulled her into her office. Kirby Evans was told he would have to cover up if he ate there, according to Brandy's post.
"The words that came out of her mouth hurt me so deeply," Evans told WCIV on October 12. "How can a person eat anything with his face covered?"
Crosby denies getting hold of Evans, and her recollection of the conversation is less confrontational, though she admits to asking her client to cover his face.
never touched him, "Crosby said after providing WCSC surveillance videos." I asked him if the doctor had given him an eye patch or something to cover the hole in his face when he did
That would not be a solution, according to Brandy.
"My dad can not cover his face with an eye patch. It rubs the eye socket raw and where his nose was. It has to stay open and nothing should touch the area that could rub it rough, "Brandy wrote on Facebook.
Crosby says she wants to keep Evans as a customer, but she does not want any other customers losing his appearance.
"I had customers complaining. I've seen clients get up and dump their plates and go out, "Crosby told WCSC," It's impacted my business. "
Evans has said he'll never be back in The publicity surrounding this incident could harm Crosby's business, along with Brandy's social media posts, calling for a boycott of Forks Pit Stop.
One of them is South Carolina Secessionist Party, the group known for hosting the annual Confederate flag gathering in a ceremony in the SC State House, called for a boycott because it states, "South Carolina is not the place for such callous, reckless and mean behavior . "
Another person posted on Facebook should be prosecuted.
Brandy's original Facebook post The incident is viral more than 4,300 comments, many of which were critical of Crosby and her business. It has also collected nearly 9,000 responses and nearly 13,000 shares on Tuesday night.
An anti-discrimination campaign was launched on Change.org, asking President Donald Trump, US Senator Lindsey Graham, and SC Governor Henry McMaster, among others, on the side of Evans.
More significant is the money raised in a brand-initiated GoFundMe called "Cancer Discriminated". There is no stated purpose for the money, but the campaign is considered "medical," and in her description of the site, Brandy wrote: "My father also has a steady income and can not afford the operations he would have to do to his Nose Repair. "
The GoFundMe has its $ 75,000 goal in six days. On Tuesday evening, it had collected $ 77,646 from 2,588 donations.
Shortly after Crosby made her comments on Tuesday, Brandy wrote a message on Facebook: "Words cut deeper than a knife. A knife can be pulled out, words embedded in our soul."