It’s been seven months since the messed up story of Ronald Poppo surfaced, a Florida man who had his face eaten in a grotesque attack by the infamous Miami Cannibal as he slept.
Poppo, 65, is now entirely blind. Despite this, he is refusing further surgery.
Poppo is also avoiding the media, which is completely understandable.
The victim of the infamous Miami Cannibal, Rudy Eugene, is now living at Jackson Memorial Perdue Medical Center, a cushy 163-bed rehabilitation facility in South Miami-Dade.
Poppo hasn’t authorized physicians to talk publicly about his medical condition since a press conference in June, but long-lost relatives have now spoken out to reveal his status and progress since the accident.
Eighty percent of Poppo’s face was eaten during this horrific event, and had one eyeball removed.
His sister said that when she talks to him, he doesn’t talk about the attack or how he copes with it, yet he does like the medical center and the people who look after him. His sister also added that he’s clearly broken because he can no longer see, let alone care for himself.
Poppo was homeless before the tragedy, but now has family members coming out of the woodwork to get in touch with him after years. He hasn’t asked his brother or sister to come see him once.
After the attack, there was a photo released by the hospital showed the upper two-thirds of Poppo’s face covered in scabs. He was also missing his nose, and had both eye sockets covered. His grey beard was trimmed, leaving a moustache over his upper lip.
Doctors at the hospital said that Poppo also has holes in his chest, possibly from stray bullets fired by the police officer that killed his attacker. Although this is a messed up story, it’s good to see Poppo recovering and being cared for.
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