Absolutely heart warming and a true message as to the value of work
perserverance. If Maurice can work under some very difficult circumstances, I
think my life is a piece of cake at this point. Thank you Maurice, Arby's and
others for sharing this with us.
Know what would REALLY be cool?To have nothing but kind, positive
and supportive comments on this message board for Maurice to perhaps read
himself.That would be AWESOME!19 and counting...keep up
the nice words, everyone!As for you, Maurice, thank you very much
for your strength and courage.
Brave, BRAVE man!Keep going, Maurice! If everything were easy it
wouldn't be worth it, right? Don't ever let anyone determine how you feel about
Awesome story--this man is an inspiration to everyone and reflects what Utah and
the USA are all about! I hope all of us can have that kind of
influence in people's lives.
Maurice your in good care,GodBless you!
Awesome story and example, Maurice! Keep up the great work and good luck in
life. You have a marvelous family.
Neurofibromatosis effects every single person differently. What a blessing that
Maurice is capable of providing for his family and having a wonderful attitude!
My son has NF and I would have liked the article to go into a little more detail
on what NF is without taking the lime light from Maurice's personal story.
Thanks to the donor and the amazing doctors!
My wife and I have eaten at the Arby's where Maurice works. When he had the
surgery, their marquee said "Good luck Maurice!" Maurice is always joking with
his coworkers and you can tell that he goes out of his way to make his employees
feel good and have fun.
His wife deserves accolades for seeing beyond his appearance and giving him a
chance for her to get to know the real man. Sadly, many of us would be kind,
but stop at allowing a romantic relationship to happen. Both his current and
former wife are very special women and role models for today's youth.
I remember I was about 13 years old (I'm now 20), and he delivered a pizza to me
and my family at our family business. I remember feeling such sadness for him.
Knowing how he probably has been treated his whole life. I could feel his
vibes, and they were nothing but positive and strong. This article made me very
very happy to see. Congrats on your accomplishments, may your life be
successful and happy!
Good Job Maurice! We admire your courage. Don't let anyone bring you down. We
are all in this world together and we all have our own issues. Appearance
is a shallow thing. It is only one little piece of who you are. You are
This is a great story, and Maurice is a great and courageous person. There is
more to Nerofibromitosis or NF it is NF2. These tumors grow inside the body.
They attach to audio nerves and other nerves, such as vision, balance nerves,
even his brain stem. My son had this, and lost his hearing, had more than 15
tumors removed and delivered pizzas for Pizza Hut in Roy, until he physically
couldn't do it anymore. He lost his life to this, but unfortunately he passed it
to his two teenage daughters, who both have had surgeries. One has lost her
hearing in one ear. So there is more to this disease that could and should be
I sure wish the media brought us more stories like this. I feel better starting
my day having read this profile of an amazing man. You go Maurice. Next time
I'm in Bountiful I'll make sure I have lunch at Arby's...hats off to the company
and the franchisee who judged Maurice by the content of his character. Wish we
would all start doing more of that!
This is why I like the DesNews. Good stories, with positive comments.
I am sad to say that I at times shy away from a person who looks like Maurice,
one of these days I am going to get over it and become a guy like Maurice. I applaud the franchise owner of the Arby's in seeing Maurice's
abilities and not his physical persona. He is obviously a very happy, capable
and effective manager. I am going to Arby's next time I am heading north, sorry
Kaysville Arby's, just hope the Bountiful Arby's is close to the freeway, but I
will make the effort regarlessFrom Pizza delivery to life, simply by
asking if he could help, the benefactor, Thanks... You act of caring has
affected hundreds of lives not just one.
Wow, what an amazing inspiration! Thanks for such an awesome story!
Anybody see anything wrong with these pictures?.. I sure don't.
What an awesome man! And kudos for Arbys to have the vision to have
him be one of their managers.He is like we all are in some area of
our lives--his is just more visible. Best wishes to you Maurice.
Hope the TLC experience is great.
I've seen him working at Arbys and was impressed by how efficient and positive
he is. He and his co workers seemed to get along well, joking and laughing
together. We all have our challenges, but he is an example of accepting himself
and doing the best he can with a good attitude.
Thanks for this story. What a courageous and positive person! And God bless
his donor as well.This story made my day and helped me appreciate my
I am overcome with admiration for a man who could have easily quit and said "I
can't". Instead Maurice said "I will!" and does. Good luck with everything you
do and God bless!
Great story. Maurice sounds like a hard working man and I'm grateful that
someone out there wanted to help him. God bless that anonymous donor.I can only imagine how tough it is to live with a disorder like that and
Maurice seems to have the right attitude. Live your life and love yourself for
who you are. Some things can't be changed.