05/19/2014 04:01 am ET Updated May 19, 2014

Hilo Man Recounts Harrowing Experience At Leper Colony

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When Hilo resident Stanley Martin was 13 years old, he was diagnosed with leprosy, taken away from his mother, and transferred to Molokai where he would be cut off from the outside world until he turned 25.

Martin, now 83, said his life completely changed when a small red dot appeared on his face.

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