Remember the little girl who was in the news recently because she was kicked out of a KFC restaurant after customers were “freaked out” about the scarring on her face from a vicious dog attack?
KFC did a great job of responding to what happened, apologizing and giving her $30,000 towards medical bills, but now there is more good news.
Now, three-year-old Victoria Wilcher just received some life-changing news. After the original story went viral on social media, doctors have generously offered to provide services for free.
“All thanks to strangers, Victoria will have a new prosthetic eye within the next two weeks,” WABC reports.
A Mississippi girl who was asked to leave a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant because of her facial scars is getting some medical help.
A Las Vegas doctor flew to Jackson, Mississippi to meet with her and her family.
Victoria Wilcher’s tough spirit has captured hearts worldwide, and it tugged at the heartstrings of a surgeon from across the country who wants to do all he can to help Victoria heal.
Dr. Frank Stile met 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher for the first time at Jackson’s Medgar Evers International Airport Saturday. The plastic and reconstructive surgeon, who trained at UMC and has expertise minimizing scars on professional fighters flew in from Las Vegas just for a few hours to meet this little fighter who was attacked by pit bulls.
“I saw Victoria’s story on the news and social media and I was just very affected by it,” Dr. Stile said.
Victoria has impacted Dr. Stile so much he’s offered his services for free.
Lindsey Turk, one of the attorney’s representing Victoria says she and Victoria’s family are filled with gratitude.
“I can’t thank him enough, I can’t thank his staff enough,” Turk said.
Dr. Stile isn’t the only one pitching in. He’s placed Victoria’s picture and story on his foundation’s website (FranklStileFoundation.com), and says the contributions are overflowing.
“Most notably is Raymond Peter in Naples, Florida, who’s a renowned prosthetician. He’s donating a prosthetic eye for her,” Dr. Stile said.
The plan is to get Victoria to Florida for her new eye within the next week or two.
At LifeNews over the years we have profiled a number of cases of how disabled or disfigured people are terribly treated in society.
It’s a shame when unborn children become victims of abortion because they have some sort of physical or mental disability that supposedly makes them “less than perfect.” It’s also a shame when people with some sort of disability or disfigured condition are treated poorly by society simply because they don’t “look like everyone else.
After the incident, KFC spokesman Rick Maynard told The Associated Press that the donation will be made regardless of what the investigation finds.
“KFC launched an investigation as soon as we were made aware of this report. We take this very seriously, as we have zero tolerance for any kind of hurtful or disrespectful actions toward our guests. Our investigation is ongoing, but we will make things right for this beautiful little girl and her family, and will work with the franchisee to take appropriate action at the restaurant,” Maynard wrote in an email to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.