Many people think of leprosy as a Biblical disease or a disease that has been eradicated -- but it is alive and well in Texas.
An Austin man just finished a scary journey trying fight off the bacteria that started crippling him.
"Here's my cane," Mel Riser said as he pulled it out of his car. "It became my friend for a while."
Mel could hardly walk without his cane. "My feet started going numb," Mel said.