YEAR IN REVIEW: Victoria Wilcher - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

YEAR IN REVIEW: Victoria Wilcher

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -  As the year 2014 draws to a close...we are looking back on some of the big stories of the year. One that had twists and turns that both warmed hearts and tempers, is the story of little Victoria Wilcher, who was attacked and disfigured by some pit bull dogs.

Hearts were broken when 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher was mauled by her grandfather's pit bull dogs in April. That sadness turned to outrage, when Wilcher's grandmother claimed she'd been kicked out of a Jackson Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant because the little girl's disfigured face scared customers.

That outrage spread across the country, making national news. But KFC investigated twice and finally concluded the claims were not true, but still offered to donate 30-thousand dollars to the Wilcher family. Family members turned down the money and stood by their claim. Now, considered a "hoax", outrage turned to anger, but that didn't stop people like Dr. Raymond Peters from reaching out to help the little girl. Peters, performed surgery free of charge, to fit Victoria with a prosthetic eye.

"It just gives me so much gratification, because I have children of my own and I don't like to see children hurt," said Dr. Peters. "Here's a youngster that needs expertise and do it for them and if it helps them, it's a gratification you just can't get everyday."

It's possible she could face 200 surgeries in her lifetime, but the fact that little Victoria Wilcher is alive, can be considered a miracle.

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