Child Mauled by Dog Works to Recover and Pay her Medical Bills

A day visiting her father ended in serious injury for one Middletown, Conn. child.  Abbi Sheehan was mauled by a pit bull nearly two months ago while staying with her father.  The dog, which caused serious damage to her face, has been euthanized.  Abbi suffered five deep lacerations and a torn eyelid.  These injuries led to reconstructive surgery at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.  Grafted skin from her temple was used to recreate the missing eyelid.

Though doctors have done well in treating Abbi the family was concerned about paying the expensive hospital bills.

Abbi knew this and despite her injuries she has begun to help pay for her medical care- One bracelet at a time.  The young girl has been making and selling bracelets to ease the financial burden that has been placed on her family.  Her mom is extremely proud and says that her daughter is an inspiration to her.

“I just look at her and say, ‘If she can do this, I can do this.’  She’s amazing.”

The staff and attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren would like to send our best wishes to Abbi and her family.  We hope that she continues to recover both mentally and physically from the attack.

 

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