Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Omaha, NE - The 15-month-old girl severely hurt by a pit bull last week has returned home. Charlotte Blevins has undergone two surgeries to repair her scalp already. Her family says she'll get another operation tomorrow. "She seems to be doing really good. She's a trooper," said Wendy Blevins, Charlotte's mother.
You can't tell by the girl's attitude but the bandages and drainage tubes she carries are reminders of how seriously the little girl was hurt. "It was absolutely mortifyingly horrible," said Wendy. While Charlotte's head injuries look serious, her parents said doctors are more concerned about her arm -- the two lacerations are over a half-inch deep.
After the attack, Omaha leaders started talking about restrictions on pit bulls. Options include an all out ban. Wendy Blevins believes the talk is long overdue. "It's time to stop sleeping on this. Something needs to be done," said Wendy. Like some victims of attacks, Wendy has been moved to help prevent future tragedies. "My mission is to not have this happen to other families."
Charlotte Blevins Charitable Fund
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