The Doctors: Dog Bite Survivor + Hope For Disfiguring Scars

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The Doctors: Vicious Dog Attack

Ahniah is just 11-years-old, but she has a huge personality and has always wanted to be a star. Ahniah was visiting her grandmother at her great-grandparents house and was getting ready to go to bed. The family dog, Rocky, suddenly snapped and attacked Ahniah when he was told to get down, as Ahniah tried to climb into bed. Ahniah’s mom received a call from her mom, who was hysterical, saying that Rocky had bit Ahniah’s face off.

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When they got to the hospital, Ahniah was rushed into emergency surgery because she was losing so much blood. She had 130 stitches from her nose across her cheek. As upset as Ahniah’s mother way, Ahniah continued to assure her she was okay. When Ahniah eventually saw herself, she began crying and said she looked like a monster. In addition to dog bite incident, Ahniah also lost her father to sage four lung cancer, all within two weeks.

The Doctors: Dog Bite Survivor + Hope For Disfiguring Scars

The Doctors welcomed a young girl who was left disfigured after a vicious dog attack, to see if there was anything they could do to bring a light back into her life. (eneas / Flickr)

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The Doctors: Scarred After Dog Attack

Ahniah’s mother and grandmother, Angela and Carla, joined the show, as well as Ahniah who received a standing ovation as she walked onto the stage. Ahniah visited with Dr Andrew Ordon, a plastic surgeon, for a consultation. Ahniah shared with Dr Ordon that sometimes eating gets difficult and causes pain. Dr Ordon took a closer look and noticed that one side of Ahniah’s nose was almost entirely obstructed, which opened his eyes to just how complicated Ahniah’s case really was. Also taking into account her age, Dr Ordon knew how much help she really needed, but could he be the one to help her?

Dr Ordon went back and reviewed the photos and believes there is a lot of room for improvement. He offered to perform the surgery Ahniah need with the help of his team and the Ordon Chopra Foundation, in order to improve her life and make things easier from there on out. Angela, Ahniah’s mom, was overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement for her daughter. Then, because Ahniah likes to sew so much, JoAnn fabric surprised her with $1,500 worth of arts and crafts supplies and a brand new sewing machine!

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