Miraculous transformation for 6-year-old hero
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Parents of Bridger Walker, the young boy whose face was horrifically damaged when he bravely saved his sister from being mauled by a dog, has revealed their son’s incredible transformation.
6-year-old Bridger from Wyoming in the US was left with 90 stitches after he was attacked on July 9, 2019.
He also walked away with a huge scar that snaked down the right side of his face.
A little more than five months after the horrific incident, his dad Robert Walker has shared photographs of the young boy, saying his son’s progress is “nothing short of miraculous”.
“Bridger has now had three laser treatments, and at his last treatment he also had a steroid injection to help with some of the tightness,” he wrote, with three images of the 6-year-old hero attached.
“Bridger has full sensation, does not have any drooping, and has not lost any muscle control,” he continued.
“We have gone from genuinely wondering whether he would ever smile again to hardly noticing his scars.”
Mr Walker has paid tribute to some of the country’s top skin experts, Dr Dhaval Bhanusali, Dr Cory B. Maughan, and Dr Sandra Lee (aka Dr Pimple Popper).
The dermatologists heard of little Bridger’s story when it hit headlines across the globe and decided to take on his case pro bono.
“We are so very grateful for what @drbhanusali and @corymaughan have been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time,” Robert added.
He went on to explain that Bridger still is “shy” around dogs but is “slowly getting over his fears”.
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