I read “Touching Untouchables” in the September issue about Jason’s work with the lepers in India and cannot believe that the lepers’ own families abandon them. You should stick by your family no matter what, even if they have a serious, deforming disease.
There is a cure for leprosy that third-world countries can’t afford. America has the resources to help, but we don’t. We should. At least Jason did something to help
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