LAYTON — Maurice Simpson is one man who has learned to find joy in his challenges.
The 36-year-old has neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic condition that causes tumors to grow on the right side of his face and head. The tumors get bigger over time.
But since the story of the Washington Terrace resident first appeared in the Standard-Examiner two years ago, telling of his lifelong plight facing dozens of surgeries to cut away ever-growing tumor tissue, Simpson has enjoyed a newfound acceptance and recognition that allows him to help others. He has been asked to speak in front of school and church groups.