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People Rally Behind Cancer Survivor With Facial Deformity Who Was Asked To ‘Cover Up Or Leave’

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A man named Kirby Evans was deeply hurt when a store manager told him to cover up his face or leave the store, saying that he was scaring away customers. The South Carolina man was a cancer survivor who had lost both his left eye and nose and could not afford reconstructive surgery. He also cannot wear an eyepatch because the skin around his eye and nose is sensitive.

According to CBS News, he was pulled into the manager’s office immediately upon walking into the store to be told to cover up or leave. In tears, he ventured on home to tell his daughter what happened. His daughter, Brandy, took to Facebook to expose this store owner and tell of her dad’s story and pain.

Hello every one! I wanted to make a quick post about the Forks Pit Stop here in Walterboro, S.C. On 10/8/2018 my…

Posted by Brandy Evans on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Facebook post told of the discriminatory story that Kirby faced upon walking into the store. Brandy even called out the store manager by name.

“My father is a cancer survivor, he lost his left eye and nose to this awful cancer. My father was discriminated against because of the way he looks. He cannot help what the 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. 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,” the post says.

Every one i Thank You for your support this sure is going to make him smile. In the morning i have to take my son to…

Posted by Brandy Evans on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

“I thank GOD everyone is not as small-minded as Donna Crosby! I promise you he will never ever set foot in that store again! You should never judge a book by its cover until u have walked a mile in his shoes Donna Crosby. You discriminated against MY father (Kirby Evans) for the way he looks. Here are some words of advice for you. DROP TO YOUR KNEES AND PRAY YOU NEVER GET CANCER BECAUSE IT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE LIKE YOU DID TO MY FATHER,” Brandy emotionally tells through the Facebook post.

Kirby Evans himself spoke up about the situation as well, saying, “It hurt deep inside… I’ve never been treated like that. Never.”

Posted by Brandy Evans on Sunday, October 14, 2018

Many people have reached out via social media to let Brandy know that her father should be covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA specifically states that no one should be denied service due to medical disabilities and have been urging Brandy to seek an attorney.

The situation alone inspired Evans to create her own GoFundMe page for her father called “Cancer does not discriminate”. She has raised almost $80,000 to hopefully schedule a reconstructive surgery date for her father to feel at peace once again. Kirby was teary-eyed and incredibly grateful to see how many people around the world care so much. You can donate to Kirby Evans’ GoFundMe page here.

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Are Your Feet Always Freezing? Try This Heating Pad

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Are your feet always cold, no matter what temperature it is? If you always have icy toes, especially in the winter, you might be looking for anything to warm them up. Sometimes socks, blankets, and other ways to heat up your feet just aren’t enough. People with cold feet found this heating pad for your feet on Amazon and are obsessed.

It is a heating pad but is more like a sleeping bag for your feet. It looks like a pouch and is called the Proaller Foot Warmer. It is supposed to help those with poor circulation and arthritis, but it would work really well if you just have really cold feet all the time too.

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The best part? If you want to snuggle up with someone, it would fit two pairs of feet. It also has a really soft plush flannel cover over the heating pad, it is 22-inches wide and 21-inches deep, has three heat settings, a 10-foot long cord, and a 2-hour auto-off feature for safety.

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Amazon

You don’t have to just use it for your feet, it works like a traditional heating pad too, so it would be helpful to have around when you have sore muscles or aches and pains.

One review on Amazon says, “Truly, for the price of this item, you can’t go wrong. I’ve tried socks, microwaveable booties, paraffin treatments, and finally these just to calm the pain from the neuropathy. This is the only thing that works consistently and conveniently.”

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Amazon

Another reviewer states, “This would be the perfect foot warming pad if there were heating elements in the top of the pocket not just the bottom then it would be 5 stars. Because the heat only comes from the bottom of the pad the tops of my feet stay cold and I have to flip the pad over to get the other side of my feet warm, most likely not a problem for people who have good circulation in their feet. That is the only con for this, it is soft heats up quick and is big so I can comfortably get both my feet in it. I would recommend this to anyone who has cold feet.”

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It sounds like it would be great to take to work and have at home for use while watching movies. It also would be a great Christmas gift or an item to put on your wish list. This could also be great for warming up your hands too.

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Do you want a heating pad like this to warm up your feet? Are your feet consistently freezing? How do you usually warm them up? Do you know of another product that works wonders?

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CDC Issues Warning About A Rare Illness Spreading Across The U.S.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about a paralyzing polio-like illness that is spreading like wildfire across the United States. They have stated that it is an extremely rare condition that has been affecting mostly children. So far, 127 cases of confirmed or suggested acute flaccid myelitis have been reported. This is a significant increase since 2017, which causes worry for a disease in which there is little to no information about.

More than 90% of the confirmed cases have been people under the age of 18 and has spread over the course of 22 states. The average age that has been affected is 4 years old. The CDC released this warning to educate and spread awareness about this disease in case their child develops any symptoms.

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— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) October 17, 2018

Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, has weighed in on the frustration of this disease and not knowing much about it, hence not being able to provide the public with much substantial info. “We understand that people, particularly parents, are concerned about AFM… There is a lot we don’t know about AFM, and I am frustrated that despite all of our efforts, we haven’t been able to identify the cause of this mystery illness.”

The slow increase of AFM began in 2014, the year that the CDC began tracking the illness. Every year the spike has increased bit by bit, but the CDC still has no idea what exactly causes this condition. One child with the disease died in 2017.

A mysterious paralyzing illness is spreading across the U.S., the CDC warns. It's called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM pic.twitter.com/wp7PYQCz7f

— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) October 17, 2018

The main symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis include a sudden weakness or loss of muscle tone in the arms and legs, trouble talking, and facial drooping. Some of the confirmed cases have recovered quickly, while others have required ongoing, extensive care due to prolonged paralysis.

The CDC has determined that neither the West Nile virus nor the poliovirus are causes of the illness. Some health officials believe that it might be brought upon by a previous viral infection to the respiratory system, but nothing has been confirmed despite that theory. It is also important to note that it has been confirmed there is no correlation between children receiving vaccines and AFM.

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Benjamin Greenberg, a neurologist who treats children with AFM at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, has said that parents of any child who has been diagnosed with the disease should prepare for ‘extensive physical therapy’. Most children have, thankfully, regained their ability to walk but often need time to heal.

The CDC has not released all of the states affected by AFM due to privacy issues. Some health institutions or families affected by AFM have chosen to make their reports public voluntarily, which has revealed 5 cases of AFM in Maryland and 6 in Minnesota. Be sure to check the official CDC website for more updates on this condition.

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Hudson Family Chiropractic and Physical Therapy

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You Never Looked At Split Pea Soup The Same Way Again After This ‘Exorcist’ Scene

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The original Exorcist film starring Linda Blair was released in 1973 and remains one of the most disturbing and horrifying classic horror movies to date. Everyone remembers the most iconic scenes from the film that had people running out of the movie theatres in fear. You might have been one of them!

One of the most memorable scenes in the film is when the main character, Regan, is completely possessed by the demon Pazuzu (who disguises himself as the Devil) and spews vomit all over Father Karras. While it actually does look like projectile vomit (ew) it’s actually Andersen’s pea soup mixed with a little oatmeal. Apparently, the cast and crew tried utilizing Campbell’s soup, but it just didn’t have the same effect as the pea soup.

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Another hilarious and fun fact about the cast of The Exorcist includes this pea soup gag. Jason Miller, who played the memorable role of Father Karras, had a completely authentic and genuine reaction to the pea soup. Director of The Exorcist, William Friedkin, apparently told Miller that the pea soup would only hit him in the chest. Well, he got a lot more than that, prompting a completely unscripted reaction.

The scene only required one take!

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This scene, in particular, was actually enough to make a few of the audience members nauseous, too! This became such a frequent thing that some movie theatres even began handing out barf bags with the movie tickets.

This film is truly a classic unlike any other, for many creepy and disturbing reasons. Many of the cast members truly believed that the set was cursed and, with this belief, nine people died during the making of the film. Additionally, the movie has been banned in certain countries for being bought or sold.

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The film, altogether, has grossed a total of $441,071,011 worldwide and it became the second most popular film of that year, right behind The Sting in 1974. The film received a mix of positive and negative reviews, some of the critical ones calling it a ‘practically impossible film to sit through’ by Vincent Canby with The New York Times.

Despite even the harshest of criticism, the film has established itself as a horror classic beloved by millions. The movie itself and several cast members received multiple award recognition for their work, including 10 Academy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards. The Exorcist continues to thrive off of sequels, remakes, and parodies that have been produced throughout the years.

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The Original Big Bird Actor On ‘Sesame Street’ Is Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

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Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who has played the famous Big Bird on Sesame Street is retiring. He has worked almost 50 years on the show. Caroll is now 84 years old and will hand over the costume for Big Bird to his apprentice, Matt Vogel. Caroll also played the role of Oscar the Grouch, another iconic Sesame Street character.

He will finish his work on the show this week. Caroll recently said that playing Big Bird has been one of the most joyous things in his entire life. Unfortunately, his balance and physical stamina have weakened and it became too much to play these characters. He has played Big Bird for over 4,000 episodes of the popular kid’s show. He stopped puppeteering Big Bird three years ago but remained the voice, until now.

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The President of Sesame Workshop, Jeffrey Dunn, called Caroll’s work a gift to the world. According to ABC News, “I think it’s fair to say,” Dunn said, “that Caroll’s view of the world and how we should treat each other has shaped and defined our organization.” We would have to agree!

For nearly 50 years you have brought laughter, learning, and kindness to children and adults around the world. Thank you, Caroll Spinney. 💛 pic.twitter.com/zrobg51PGV

— Yellow Feather Fund (@YellowFeather) October 17, 2018

Caroll has received four Daytime Emmy Awards and two Grammy awards for his work on Sesame Street. He has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Library of Congress’ Living Legend award. He received a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Lifetime Achievement Award too.

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There is a documentary about Caroll that is called I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story that premiered in 2014 if you are interested in learning more about Caroll and his history on Sesame Street. Have you seen it yet?

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We love Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch and Caroll Spinney and will miss him on the show! Who is your favorite character on Sesame Street? Which ones did you love watching as a kid? Do you still watch the show with your kids or grandkids?

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House Is Still Standing After Hurricane Michael Nearly Destroyed Every Other Home In This Town

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On October 10th, 2018, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane. Its winds extended over 150mph and many areas on the coast as well as inland dealt with tremendous flooding and catastrophic damage. Mexico Beach was one of the main areas that got hit the hardest with roofs being ripped off of houses and houses being ripped off their foundations.

However, among the damage that covers the grounds of Mexico Beach, one house is still standing. Russell King and his nephew, Dr. Lebron Lackey, built what they call the ‘Sand Palace’. It is an elevated house constructed with 40-foot pilings buried into the ground and screws drilled into the walls.

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The pilings underneath the house that keep it elevated, in turn, protect the house from storm surge flooding as it just passes right through, directly underneath the house! The two had also installed a security camera on the outside of their property. This footage was their only means of witnessing the storm’s fury as it made landfall right on top of their house.

Dr. Lackey weighed in on his genuine surprise that the house was still standing. “It would buck like an airplane wing. I kept expecting to see it tear off.”

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Johnny Milano for The New York Times

After the storm had passed on, the both Russell Dr. Lackey worked to clean up the debris and wreckage that formed underneath and around their home. According to The New York Times, at least three-quarters of the buildings in the area surrounding the Sand Palace home were damaged. This news meant that their home was the last surviving beachfront home in the area.

“We wanted to build it for the big one. We just never knew we’d find the big one so fast,” said Dr. Lackey.

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What makes this story incredibly important is because this lone house is being compared to other houses in the area that have not been built to withstand hurricanes due to their location. Florida’s building code for building windstorm resistance homes was put into effect in 2002, especially for homes along the shoreline.

Despite this being put into effect, since the Gulf has historically not been hit with massive storms in years, many of these homes are not structured to withstand such powerful hurricane force winds. This law was made after Hurricane Andrew slammed into Miami-Dade County in 1992 as a Category 5 storm, requiring the entire southern part of the state to have homes built to withstand 175mph winds.

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Be sure to SHARE this article to send love to those affected by Hurricane Michael. Check out the video below of another hurricane-resistant home!

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