Miami Face-Eating Victim Says ‘Go Heat’

by June 12, 2012
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The guy who was victimized by the so-called Zombie Attack in downtown Miami two weeks ago is rooting for the Heat as they face the OKC Thunder in the NBA Finals beginning tonight. The victim appears to be in reasonably good spirits, given that most of his face was eaten. Per the Miami New Times (which, we must warn you, has graphic details and images): “Two weeks after having most of his face chewed off by a crazed Rudy Eugene near the MacArthur Causeway in downtown Miami, victim Ronald Poppo is slowly recovering. Jackson Memorial Hospital says the 65-year-old is awake and alert, and the hospital has released new photos of his face after undergoing treatment and surgery. While the lower portion of Poppo’s face remains mostly intact, the upper portion is now covered in scabs and skin grafts. His nose is completely missing. One eye socket is covered in skin, and the other is covered in a gauze pad. UM/Jackson trauma surgeon Dr. Nicholas Namias and plastic surgeon Dr. Wrood Kassira are part of the team treating Poppo and say he is recovering about as well as could be expected. In fact, according to the hospital’s Twitter feed, Dr. Namias visited Poppo this morning and says the victim has a message for the community: ‘Go Heat.’”