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Municipalidad Provincial de Ferrenafe

Peruvian Town Lends Helping Hand To Man With Schizophrenia

The community of Ferreñafe, Peru came together to give a man with schizophrenia a makeover.

By Jake Godin | September 25, 2015

This, is Chumán Don Luciano.

The 83-year-old has schizophrenia. Locally, he's known as "Crazy Chumán". 

His community in Ferreñafe, Peru wanted to help. 

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So they cleaned him up.

Gave him a shave.

A haircut.

And even a new set of clothes. 

Chumán and those who helped him received an outpouring of support and praise on Facebook when the city shared the story. 

The city's spokeswoman told Buzzfeed Español the city hopes to continue helping people like Chumán.

This video includes images from Municipalidad Provincial de Ferreñafe and music from Bensound / CC BY ND 3.0.

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