Brazil is the second country in the world in number of cases of leprosy. Detected 40,000 new each year. Cure and treatment is free. The tragedy of leprosy is that patients do not die of the disease except in very extreme cases. The body is deteriorating for years without the owner can do anything about it. The loss of the sense of touch in the skin leads to frequent injuries that are aggravated when the infection affects the view. The peripheral nervous system is most affected, and often the tendons of the hand to contract in a "claw hand." All these injuries make it impossible for patients to work and distort your figure so that the particular relationship to loneliness and social isolation and family.