VIDEO - HERO - PAT NUMES SPEAKS: "IT'S STILL HARD TO TALK ABOUT IT. IT'S SOMETHING NOBODY SHOULD EVER HAVE TO SEE. IT WAS UGLY."
Feb 13, 2012 - 9-year-old MALIK HARVEY has undergone 9 surgeries in 3 weeks at SHRINERS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL and he still has a long road to recovery after the PIT BULL attack. His mother, LaShawnda Piraquire, says the Pit Bull pounced on Malik in a friend's back yard, tearing huge chunks out of his arm and legs and causing more injuries to his head.
She credits a neighbor for saving Maliks life. Pat Numes said he "Just did what I had to do" when he peeled the attacking animal off the boy before more damage could be done. Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene and shot the dog killing it.
Malik's arm is still bandaged, but he is not able to wiggle his fingers on his injured arm and doctors hope he will be able to recover.
"HIS ARM IS PRETTY MUCH GOING TO BE DEFORMED. I'M VERY LUCKY, VERY LUCKY HE'S ALIVE," SAYS HIS MOTHER.
The family is accepting donations to help cover the cost of medical bills.