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Girl scarred by pit bull attack to receive free surgery

Girl Scarred By Pit Bull Attack To Receive Free Surgery

In April, a 3-year-old girl was brutally mauled by a pit bull. Sky News reports the attack left the little girl with an eye patch and facial scars, and since then, she's been through a lot.



A KFC restaurant employee asked 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher and her grandmother to leave, saying the little girl's scars from a dog attack were disturbing the other patrons, according to HLN.

The restaurant has since apologized for the incident and offered the family $30,000 to help pay for the girl's medical treatment, The Clarion-Ledger reports.

The story made national news and sparked a massive social media campaign that caught the eye of one Las Vegas surgeon who decided to lend a helping hand.


Dr. Frank Stile met Wilcher for the first time at Jackson's-Medgar Evers International Airport on Saturday, WLBT says. Stile is used to minimizing the facial scars and deformities of UFC fighters. When he learned about Victoria's story, he was so moved that he offered to perform her surgery at no charge.

"It's tough enough to be a kid that's whole. To be a child that has some type of difference, makes it exquisitely challenging. I saw Victoria's story on the news and on social media and was very affected by it," he said.

Stile told WLBT contributions to the family have been overflowing. He posted Victoria's picture and her story on his foundation's website.

"I can't thank him enough. I can't thank his staff enough," an attorney for the Wilcher family said.

WJTV reports a doctor in Florida has offered to place a prosthetic eye within the next week or two. After that, Stile will monitor Victoria's facial animation to determine if the 3-year-old will need nerve graphs.

Stile says he feels optimistic about Victoria's case but that time is of the essence.

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boardsrbetter June 23 2014 at 3:12 PM

There are good thoughtful people in the world. They are just few and far between. :p

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vegasdicepit June 23 2014 at 3:36 PM

Kudos to the Dr. that stepped up. Best story of the week.

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hbchtex vegasdicepit June 23 2014 at 7:29 PM

They have rehashed this story over & over!

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FIESTA & SIESTA vegasdicepit June 23 2014 at 11:36 PM

Best bull sh*t story of the week - check out snopes and / or urban legends - foiled again! The kid is maimed but KFC never asked her to leave - now grandma in hiding - so glad I didn't send any money to them.

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nchscleve June 23 2014 at 3:20 PM

Wonderful. I needed some good news today.

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Sweetie nchscleve June 23 2014 at 9:55 PM

Everybody can use good news nowadays, there are sooo many sad things happening.
I adore the surgeon who offered free help for the little darling girl. Thank you, GOD,
we still have some wonderful and caring people in this world, even though one has
to look for them with a magnifying glass.

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MANUELITO Sweetie June 23 2014 at 10:12 PM

agreed!!! I hope everything goes well on the operating table, God's willing.!!! Sadly, you are right away having to look for them with a magnifying glass.

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klpatrick4 nchscleve June 23 2014 at 10:52 PM

So True! Anne Murray's song `A little Good News' rings true still today.

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nightingale11 June 23 2014 at 3:21 PM

Hope they fired the KFC jerk. Most people would not be made uneasy by seeing this little girl. Rather, they would feel sympathy for her. It's probably that the employee felt that way and blamed others. Get rid of such a liability - go live in a cave where you do not have to interact with the general public!

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jtpapafam887 June 23 2014 at 3:23 PM

I think the patrons need to open up their eyes and hearts. How can anyone ask anyone to leave for that reason. The patrons should have left. How would they have felt if it was their child.

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ritaesq June 23 2014 at 3:21 PM

Have to comment again...even with the scars she is so beautiful! God Bless You!!!

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chasesea ritaesq June 23 2014 at 4:32 PM

Yes, she's adorable! Would love to send her a teddy bear to match!

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rctlawyer chasesea June 23 2014 at 5:00 PM

she does not need a teddy bear. she needs health insurance.

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FIESTA & SIESTA chasesea June 23 2014 at 11:40 PM

The kid needs an HONEST grandma - PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS STORY ON snopes or urban legend - PLEASE - it is a scam!

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mshock1063 ritaesq June 23 2014 at 7:09 PM

I agree

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BornAgainInJesus mshock1063 June 23 2014 at 9:02 PM

Why do you assume that she has no health insurance?

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celron mshock1063 June 23 2014 at 10:35 PM

I thought Obamacare took care of that. No?

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ritaesq June 23 2014 at 3:19 PM

OK, this one made me cry for her! I pray that she never experiences hatred in her life again.

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dandunn ritaesq June 23 2014 at 4:16 PM

dalwayshnh: Your right there is no fing god, Bit there is an Omni present " Loving' God, who I am praying will be revealed to you through his Holy Spirit.

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HWOODTX61 dandunn June 23 2014 at 6:03 PM

What are you shooting into your veins today ???

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jljonesleisure dandunn June 23 2014 at 9:35 PM

Whoa there Dan Dunn pal, Try a little spell check and a leave of absence from the cool -aid your downing......

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honeyrose3332 ritaesq June 23 2014 at 5:42 PM

Your prayer is honorable, but this is not a Disneyland world full of love. Unfortunately the girl will face hatred again, as we all will and do. I'm glad there are people that are showing their love to this girl and for that she will overcome this tragedy.

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crystalrustin honeyrose3332 June 24 2014 at 3:44 AM

Yes, the hatred of her Grandma using her as means to scam people. The story was fake, she was never in KFC or asked to leave. Child should be removed from her grandmother

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Bryan June 23 2014 at 3:21 PM

Without KFC turning them away, she'd never get this attention & generosity.

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oc2425 June 23 2014 at 3:20 PM

yes there are still good people in this crazy world god bless you doctor stile imsure Victoria will be fine god sent her doctor Stile.

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keenm4 oc2425 June 23 2014 at 4:40 PM

God bless these two doctors! I would love to see a fund set up we can all contribute to to help defray these Dr's costs as well as the expenses her family will incurr with travel and so on. I I kew how to establish sush a site I would in a heatbeat and plegde to contribute generously if someone will get it started! Please post the link when it is established. C'mon folks the Dr's stepped up do your part to for the sweet girl.

KFC, this message is for you. $30,000 is an insult to this little girl and her family, it is going to cost you MUCH more than that in lost business, beginning with mine!

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Elizabeth June 23 2014 at 3:23 PM

What a wonderful story.

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Carroll Elizabeth June 23 2014 at 4:15 PM

The cause of the scarring was the pit bulls owned by her relatives. Until the US, like England, outlaws American pit bulls, the attacks will continue.

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