Miami Cannibal Victim Recovering, But Unrecognizable


Poppo qualifies for Medicare and Medicaid. He will have to decide which operations he seeks to undergo which will most likely involve taking pieces from his skin to attempt to reconstruct his face. Doctors say he may not be a good candidate for a face transplant. "If he doesn't get his vision back the question is if he is more concerned with how he looks or how the world sees him," said Kassira.

Doctors said he is getting a host of benefits that he wasn't getting before the attack. They say he likes orange juice and pizza.

"The guy has got to be a survivor," said Namias who said his actually being homeless before the attack may help him mentally as he tries to recover. "I think he has become very pragmatic about life and on any given day he is living in the moment."

He will remain in the hospital for several more weeks, and then doctors and social workers will assess what to do with him next. He is currently battling a mild infection.

His doctors said he had a message for the public, "Go Heat." (The team is meeting the Oklahoma City Thunder for the NBA championship.)

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