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"What happened to your face?” It is a question David Roche encourages the audience to ask during his one-man show, "The Church of 80% Sincerity." In his 60s, the performer, speaker and storyteller was born with a cavernous hemangioma – a benign tumour filled with blood vessels. Radiation therapy caused the lower half of his face to stop growing and left radiation burns on his temple and eyelid. David says his face is a gift, because it's forced him to find his inner beauty.
Ed. note. Many years after these photographs were taken, I interviewed David, the results of which can be heard in my Doc Project doc, What Happened to Your Face?