Show of support for Indianapolis girl who survived dog attack


A big show of support Saturday night for an Indianapolis girl who survived a vicious dog attack.

The community came out for a benefit ride to raise money for Amaya Hess.

Amaya was just 2 years old when she was mauled by a pit bull. That attack left her in a coma with severe head and face trauma.

Now, eight years later, the 5th grader continues to make an incredible recovery.

"Today has been remarkable," said Bobbie Jo Tomlin, Amaya's mother. "I got to see the wind blow in her hair on the back of a motorcycle. Eight years ago, she couldn't even walk. So it's amazing. It's a miracle all by itself."

"It makes me feel like people actually care about other people who they don't know," added Amaya.

The more than $1,000 raised Saturday will help Amaya's family prepare for her 60th surgery.

317 Ryders MC hosted the ride.