WJTV News Channel 12 - Pro-Bono Reconstructive Surgery for Victoria Wilcher, 3-year-old

But the first thing that needs work is Victoria's eye. Within the next week or two Dr. Raymond Peters of Naples, Florida will fit her with prostheses.

Pro-Bono Reconstructive Surgery for Victoria Wilcher, 3-year-old Mauled by Pit Bulls

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A new blue eye to match her other. It's just the first gift from doctors from across the country for a little girl first attacked by a pitbulls and later singled-out allegedly because of her scars. A new blue eye to match her other. It's just the first gift from doctors from across the country for a little girl first attacked by a pitbulls and later singled-out allegedly because of her scars.
"You know, it's tough enough to be a kid that's whole. To be a child that has some type of difference makes it exquistively challenging," Dr. Stile said. "You know, it's tough enough to be a kid that's whole. To be a child that has some type of difference makes it exquistively challenging," Dr. Stile said.
"We're also following the animation of her face. She has some motor sensory loss on one side. We're looking to see how that progresses, if it improves at all. If not there's a possibility she'll need nerve graphs," Dr. Stile said. "We're also following the animation of her face. She has some motor sensory loss on one side. We're looking to see how that progresses, if it improves at all. If not there's a possibility she'll need nerve graphs," Dr. Stile said.
Dr. Stile said, in Victoria's lifetime, the amount of care and reconstruction required could cost far more than $100,000. Dr. Stile said, in Victoria's lifetime, the amount of care and reconstruction required could cost far more than $100,000.
A new blue eye to match her other. It's just the first gift from doctors from across the country for a little girl first attacked by a pit bulls and later singled-out allegedly because of her scars.

A picture posted on the Facebook page "Victoria's Victories" went viral last week. It shows of 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher with text that says "Does this face look scary to you?"

Relatives say a Jackson KFC employee asked the girl and her family to leave the fast food restaurant because her face was scaring the other diners.

According to a post on the same Facebook page, Victoria lost her right eye in an April attack at her grandfather's home in Simpson County.

She also received a broken upper and lower jaw, a broken nose, and smashed cheekbones. She also lost the ability to move the right side of her face, according to the post.

Victoria Wilcher is still overcoming shyness with her reconstructive surgeon but her story has already deeply moved Dr. Frank Stile.

"You know, 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," Dr. Stile said.

"I saw Victoria's story on the news and on social media and I was very affected by it. And it just seemed like the obvious thing to do: just get involved," Dr. Stile said.

The Las Vegas doctor says he has a specialty: scars. He refined his skills working on UFC injuries.

But the first thing that needs work is Victoria's eye. Within the next week or two Dr. Raymond Peters of Naples, Florida will fit her with prostheses.

Dr. Stile said she will not need an eye patch anymore and her family will not need to pay for any of it.

"I mean I'm just amazed by the generosity of people and I just really feel good about it and I know that Victoria's going to be okay," Lindsey Turk, attorney for the family, said.

"We're looking just to get her help. Not anything for us," Turk said.

Dr. Stile said, in Victoria's lifetime, the amount of care and reconstruction required could cost far more than $100,000.

But he said doctors are continuing to reach out and offer help.

"We're also following the animation of her face. She has some motor sensory loss on one side. We're looking to see how that progresses, if it improves at all. If not there's a possibility she'll need nerve graphs," Dr. Stile said.

"You know, I'm very optimistic for her but time is of the essence," Dr. Stile said.

KFC is currently investigating the allegation that the 3-year-old was asked to leave. Company officials, however, said the fast food chain will donate $30,000 for her medical expenses regardless of the what they find.

Local franchisee Kirk Hannon says they are still working to verify the incident. In a statement he said "We continue to take this report seriously, and of course have great sympathy for Victoria and her family. Since we have so far not been able to verify the incident in our internal investigation, we have also hired a third-party consultant to conduct an independent investigation to help us resolve the matter."

"We have always prided ourselves on respect for all people and we will continue to emphasize this to all our employees," the statement reads.    

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