Monday, August 7, 2017

SPRINGFIELD IL - MIRRA KAY NEAL, 3, WAS MAULED BY 2 PIT BULLS THAT BELONGED TO HER FATHER'S FRIEND THAT PRETTY MUCH TRIED TO CHEW HER FACE OFF...SHE FELL ASLEEP AND WAS LEFT WITH THE LAND SHARKS FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES!!!


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"It's heartbreaking for us, thinking that we were going to lose our child."
Lindsay Weyant remembers the brutal attack on her three-year-old, dance loving, daughter, Mirra Kay Neal.

Saturday, Mirra was with her dad at his friend's house on Sandhill Road. As usual, the toddler played with the dogs.

"She's been around these dogs since she was born," Weyant said. “It's one of her dad's very good friends. The dogs have never been any type of, there's never been any issues."
There were no issues until Mirra fell asleep and her dad wasn't near. 
"He stepped outside just for about fifteen minutes and when he came back that's when he found her." 
Mirra’s dad found her mauled by the household’s two pit bulls.
“There were about 82 lacerations,” she said. “Over 52 just to her face alone."
Mirra’s dad rushed his daughter to the hospital where she endured a 7-hour surgery; she woke up hours later.
“The first thing she said was 'Get them, Get them!', So I’m assuming it was the dogs,” Weyant said. “But that was kind of traumatic for us in the room because the first thing out of her mouth was something that I thought maybe she would wake up and not completely remember, but she did."
Now there’s overwhelming support with letters, gifts, thoughts, and prayers. Lindsay said even Mirra's dance group, Kinner & Co. Dance Studio, is waiting for her to return.
"I would never believe anything like this would happen to her,” said Mirra’s dance instructor, Jennifer Harness. “She's very energetic, she's spunky, she's a sassy little girl, counting down the days, we want to make sure she's up to it and she wants to but yeah, we can't wait to welcome her back."
From this incident, Lindsay said she has a message for all parents.
"It will make people realize you know,” she said. “You can walk away from your kids and in five seconds something terrifying can happen."
Mirra is expected to make a full recovery in 18 months. The two dogs have been put down.
Lindsay said, as of Tuesday night, she's not planning on pressing any charges.
Wednesday, family and friends are meeting to start planning a benefit.
There is an account open at UCB banks for donations. You can follow Mirra’s movements at: https://www.facebook.com/prayersformirrakay/.
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/springfield-mother-speaks-out-after-daughter-is-attacked-by-dogs-08-09-2017

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The parents of 4-year-old Mirra Kay Neal said she was attacked by TWO PIT BULLS, Saturday in Springfield.
Mirra had a seven-hour surgery.
Luckily, doctors expect her to make a full recovery.
It’s unclear what lead to the attack.
A benefit is being planned.
If you would like to donate, the family has an account set up at United Community Bank in Springfield.


As most of you may already know Mirra was attacked over the weekend by 2 pit bull dogs. She is currently in St. John's hospital PICU in stable condition where they are treating her for her injuries. She has already been through a 7 hour surgery to try to repair some of the damage that was done to her. She is a little fighter and she will get through all of this one day at a time! She is expected to make a full recovery, however she has a long road ahead of her at this time. I will try my best to keep Lindsay's post on here and updated as much as possible. I have added another administrator along with Lindsay to help with the page. Thank you everyone for all your kind word, thoughts and prayers. Please keep them coming! #Mirra #Fighter #Strong #Shesgotthis.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the ownership of the pit bulls is being kept on the down low so that more money is raised, before we find out the pit bulls belonged to the parents?

Just a suspicion. I hope I'm wrong, but it would not be the first time a child is hospitalized because of their idiot parents believing pit bulls are nanny dogs.

Anonymous said...

Not the parents dogs.

Anonymous said...

The dogs do not belong to the child's parents.