Saint Peregrine, also known as Saint Pellegrino, is the Patron Saint of cancer patients and people with skin conditions. Peregrine was born in Forli, Italy in 1265 and after taking his vows in the Servite Order in Siena, returned to Forli to serve the sick and poor. He practiced a penance of standing whenever possible, which led to varicose veins. After many years of wear, this led to open sores and at the age of 60 he was eventually diagnosed with cancer. His leg was to be amputated, and the night before the operation he prayed to the crucifix. After falling into a deep sleep, he awoke to discover his wounds healed and the cancer cured. He then lived 20 more years and died on May 1, which is his celebrated feast day.