- Until 1969, Hawaiian law allowed leprosy sufferers to be forcibly moved to the islands' leprosy settlement
- Over the years, more than 8,000 patients lived at the Kalaupapa settlement
- Leprosy continues to infect more than 215,000 people globally each year
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(CNN)"In those days patients were sent to Kalaupapa thinking they were going to die," says 92-year old Nancy Brede. "It was a traumatic time."