WAILUKU HAWAII - A WOMAN WORKING AS A TRAVELING NURSE IN HAWAII WAS BRUTALLY MAULED BY A PIT BULL AS SHE WAS TAKING A WALK
A graduate of Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport WV, and current resident of Wailuku, Hawaii where she is stationed as a traveling nurse, Renee Smith experienced a vicious attack by a PIT BULL Wednesday and is hospitalized with serious lacerations to her head, arm and leg.
A Go Fund Me page has been established by family friend Debby Oliverio. Donations will be used for both medical expenses and travel/living expenses incurred by family members and to help sustain Smith while she is off work – which is projected to be a lengthy period of time.
Financial contributions can be made and encouraging wishes can be expressed HERE. (Warning: Pictures are very graphic.)
Smith is a 1998 graduate of BHS and thereafter studied nursing at Davis & Elkins College. She formerly worked at United Hospital Center and continues employment through UHC with her traveling medical work.
According to a family member, two of her siblings are in the process of flying to Hawaii to be with her. Smith is hospitalized at Maui Memorial Medical Center, where she has worked for several months.
The attack occurred when Smith was taking a walk. The dog approached her from behind. She has received more than 50 stitches.