Leprosy is a long-lasting infection caused by bacteria that can be knocked out by antibiotics. The disease can lead to disfiguring
But this place is so significant, the park actually received government funds to begin its grave marker preservation program
Standing in front of the simple white monument marking the original grave of Mother Marianne Cope at Kalaupapa on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai on Oct. 12, some members of my tour group were visibly moved. For good reason.
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The mother of 10 seemed an unlikely leader of an organization benefiting children half way around the world. But it came about following a tragedy -- the suicide of Douglas' daughter, Amber.