Kirby Evans, a cancer survivor with a disfigured face, says that he allegedly was told to leave a convenience store as he was frightening customers
Evans battled skin cancer seven years ago and was required to have his left eye, as well as nose, removed. Evans beat skin cancer but it left his face permanently disfigured. Last week, Evans went to purchase a few snacks at Forks Pit Stop in Walterboro, South Carolina — buying a drink and doughnuts and went to sit down.
But before he could, Evans claims that the convenience store manager ‘jerked’ him into her office, informing him to either cover his face or leave immediately as he was scaring away customers.
“The words that came out of her mouth hurt me so deep.” Evans, 65, told ABC4News.
Evans left the store with tears and shared his experience with his daughter, who then decided to share the story with the world — posting to social media.
Evan’s daughter said:
“On 10/8/2018 my father (Kirby Evans) went into the gas station called the Forks Pit Stop… to buy something to eat. [He] went and sit down at one of the tables but, before he could get seated at a table, the owner grabbed him by his shirt and pulled him into her office. She told him “IF HE WAS GOING TO EAT IN HERE HE WOULD HAVE TO COVER HIS FACE!! He left and went home in tears to tell me what happened. 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.”
Evan’s daughter then reminded folks to not judge a book by its cover. Shen addressed the manager, stating that Evans would never return to the store.
Then, the woman who claimed she was the same manager of Forks Pit Stop commented on the posting, saying:
“All I asked him in my office was if he could cover his face when he came in to eat I would appreciate it. I do not see absolutely anything wrong with what I did. I have bills to pay and I work very hard to please my customers and I would never ever want to hurt anyone’s feelings but it was the kindest way I knew to come across to him. It is not my fault that happened to him! That should not be held against me! When you are a business owner you have to do things that are not at all pleasing but I had no choice! It was running my customers off”.
Evan’s daughter set up a GoFundMe page for her father that has since reached $77,840
in six days. Click here to give now.
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