This unique St. Peregrine medal was hand-carved and cast in lead-free pewter by an American artisan. St. Peregrine is the patron of cancer patients and those cured of cancer. St. Peregrine (1260-1345) was born wealthy, lived a dissolute early life. During a dispute, he struck St. Philip Benizi on the face. St. Philip turned the other cheek, and Peregrine was converted to the faith. He joined the Servite order and for thirty years, as penance, lived and worked as much as possible in silence and solitude. Later in life, he developed skin cancer on his foot, was scheduled for surgery. He spent the night before the operation in prayer; had a vision of Christ healing him with a touch to his foot. Next morning, Peregrine was healed. Hundreds of miracles of healing have been attributed to Peregrine, who was canonized in 1726. This lead-free pewter medal of Peregrine was handmade by jewelry artisans in the USA. The reverse of the medal contains a cross with the saint's name engraved.