Two weeks ago, Ronald Poppo rose to national prominence after he was hit by one of the troublingly many ‘Zombie Attacks’ we’ve heard about over the last month.
In that attack, Poppo had a good chunk of his face bitten off by crazy cannibal, Rudy Eugene. (Eugene was eventually killed by police.) Although the 65-year-old was ultimately able to survive the assault and subsequent surgeries that doctors had to do in order to reconstruct his face, the damage done remains clear to this day.
As we noted earlier on Opposing Views:
The graphic photo … shows the upper two-thirds of Poppo’s face covered in thick scabs.
He’s missing his nose and both eye sockets are covered, one with gauze and one with a skin graft.
His left eye is gone, gouged out during the attack, but his right eye is still there. Doctors hope he will have a little vision left.
Doctors said that 50 percent of Poppo’s face was chewed off, and not 75 percent as previously reported.
Given all that he’s gone through, you would probably expect Poppo to be completely and totally focused on recovery. You would probably figure that getting better and coping with what transpired would take so much out of him, he wouldn’t have enough energy left to keep up with current events.
You would be completely and totally wrong.
Not only has Poppo been keeping up with what’s what from the hospital, he even took some time today to pass a message along through his hospital’s Twitter feed:
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that real Miami Heat fans don’t exist. Sure, they may not have all of their faces intact. But they definitely exist.