"They're Suffering Because We Treat Them Like Modern-Day Lepers. Here's Why We Need To Stop." This statement couldn't be more true. I have made the exact same statement to my own family. I have been ostracized from such a large portion of my life due to my condition, and the things that people say about me are personal and hurtful and said out of ignorance. Know what you are talking about before you criticize the person.