James O'Neal is an amazing man, doing the best with what he has. Imagine the courage he had to muster everyday to get up and face people. In these times of false beauty all over the place--retouched photos, plastic surgery and Botox injections, Spanx undergarments--all to seem perfect, seeing a real man face his deformity with grace and humor is a reminder of the perfection we should prefer. Seeing the generosity of both friends and strangers in helping this man is great.
James O'Neal's face used to be severely distorted, overrun by a massive tumor that stretched his face like an old sweater. But after nearly 30 years, O'Neal has finally shed his tumor and his former life, which was plagued by countless stares and unimaginable challenges.
James O'Neal was "perfect" before, he's just easier to look at now.