Indianapolis girl who survived dog attack as toddler now thriving
Amaya Hess, an Indianapolis girl who survived a vicious dog attack eight years ago, excels at her schoolwork and is thriving, her mother tells WTHR.
Amaya was only two years old when she was mauled by a pit bull. The attack left her in a coma with severe head and face trauma. She needed more than a thousand stitches.
Against all odds, Amaya pulled through, and at the age of ten, continues to make a remarkable recovery.
"Amaya is doing wonderfully. Amaya is one of the smartest children at Maplewood Elementary. Amaya has surpassed 59 surgeries with flying colors, takes no pain medicine and stands here next to me today, better than me today, so I think everything's great. Life is good," said Bobbie Jo Tomlin, Amaya's mom.
A benefit ride and concert planned for this weekend was postponed. Amaya's family hopes to reschedule the event for the end of August.
Keep up to date with Amaya. Her mother is collecting donations to help pay for ongoing surgeries.