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Nationwide Show of Support For Girl Asked To Leave KFC Because of Scars

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    A little girl from Mississippi is getting support from people across the country after allegations that a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Jackson asked her to leave the restaurant because of her scars, went viral.
    We first reported on three-year-old Victoria Wilcher back in April, when she was attacked by three pit bulls at her grandfather's Simpson County home.
    This outpouring of support from across the nation follows allegations that surfaced on the Facebook page "Victoria's Victories" that an employee at a Jackson KFC franchise asked Victoria and her grandmother to leave because her scars were frightening the other diners.
    The post appeared last Thursday with a picture of Victoria which reads "Does this face look scary to you?", and claims she was asked to leave the KFC because of her facial scars.
    KFC responded to the allegations with a statement saying they will not tolerate any hurtful or disrespectful actions towards their guests, and that they are "committed to doing something appropriate for this beautiful little girl and her family."
    Since victoria's story went viral last Friday, likes on the Facebook page "Victoria's Victories' has gone from 1290 to 121,000.
There is also talk of sending Victoria and her family to Disney World once she's fully recovered.
A doctor in Arizona has offered to make Victoria a prosthesis for her right eye, which she lost in the attack.
    KFC is still investigating those claims, but the fast-food chain has announced it would donate $30,000 dollars to aid in Victoria's medical expenses, regardless of the outcome.
    Victoria's family has retained an attorney to represent them in discussions with KFC. They have sent out a statement that they would like to "express their most profound gratitude for the outpouring of sympathy and donations from individuals across the country and from all over the world."
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