Aurora man is no super hero; in fact he is one of the ordinary residents of Geneva who was just about to make his pizza dream come true until a life changing event came to him on one snowy morning.
In January 2010, Pete Morano (the Aurora Man) was driving in Butterfield Road, Warrenville. Suddenly a large piece of ice crashed on his car’s windshield, shattering the glass and crushed his face. His orbital bones and left eye were badly damaged.
It took him three surgeries to heal, one of which required a titanium plate on his face. Two years later, the pain still surpasses him.
Though this trial seem difficult to recover from, his passion still resides in him and reflected when Morano re-opened his pizza business despite the current status. The new restaurant is located in 417 Hamilton Street, which had its grand opening this month.
The surgery was unnoticeable and according to Aurora Man, he is still positive for what he has.
“And my nose is pretty close to the middle of my face now, too,” he said. “It could have been much worse, and for that I’m so thankful. My daughters’ faces are just as beautiful with one eye.”
For 11 years, since 1997, Morano kept the passion for pizza. Why should he stop now?