A 6-year-old girl ‘won’t be able to smile again’ after being attacked by a pit bull while she was playing at her friend’s house.
Lily Norton was left in critical condition after she was bitten by a dog on February 18. She underwent a 12-hour surgery and more than 1,000 stitches to close up the wounds on her face.
According to reports, the family had been dog-sitting the pit bull when the horrific incident happened. Lily’s friend had left the room to get cards that they could play with but when she came back, she screamed as the dog had Lily in its mouth.
After reconstructive surgery, the family was told that the young girl will never be able to smile again because of the severe damage to her facial muscles.
A friend of the family set up a GoFundMe page to help them with hospital expenses.
“Yesterday February 18th 2023 Lily Norton the daughter of Leo and Dorothy Norton was viciously attacked in the face by a pit bull,” the page reads.
“She was flown to Boston children’s hospital where she went a long 11 hours of extensive surgery on her face.”
The page continued: “She has over 1,000 stitches from below her eyes all the way to under her chin. This poor sweet little girl has had her life changed forever.
“She’s only 6. Not to mention her parents’ life has now been flip over. Lily is in critical condition at the [ICU] in the Boston children’s hospital and will remain there for at least 10 days if not longer then have a long road of recovery and hospital visits.”
CJ Pitcher, who organized the GoFundMe page, told The Sun that Lily’s salivary glands are no longer working and that doctors said that she won’t be able to smile again because of the muscle damage.
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