Boy Who Was Mauled Saving His Sister From Dog Has Scars Transformed
WARNING: This article contains images which some readers may find distressing
A little boy who heroically saved his younger sister from a dog attack has made a remarkable recovery after a team of doctors offered to work on his facial scars for free.
Little Bridger Walker, six, was mauled after he put himself between the dog and his sister last summer, sustaining several bites to his face and being left needing 90 stitches.
After hearing his incredible story, two renowned dermatologists, Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali and Dr. Cory B. Maughan, offered to work on Bridger's scars completely free.
They even called in their pal Dr Sandra Lee, better known as Dr Pimple Popper, to help calm Bridger's nerves.
Bridger, from Cheyenne in Wyoming, is undergoing high-tech laser treatments to help make his scars less visible.
Dr Bhanusali told the Daily Mail: "Every once in a while, we come across patients who do more for us than we can ever do for them.
"Bridger inspired me and in a time where so much negativity was surrounding the world, he provided hope and represented all that is good.
"It is my greatest privilege to try and help, and while a few of us may get the credit, this story is more about the dermatology world coming together to help a little boy who is truly a hero.
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"We are fortunate to be in a place where we can help heal and I'm just thankful to be part of this wonderful dermatology community."
While undergoing treatment, Dr Bhanusali sent a text to Dr Lee to tell her the youngster was a big fan of her work and asking her if she would say 'hello' to him to help calm his nerves.
Dr Lee said: "How could I say no? It's so wonderful that both Dr. Bhanusali and Dr. Maughan are helping him improve his scars.
"Although I am not directly involved in his care, if I can do anything to make Bridger more comfortable and remind him what a brave, kind, good young man he is, I'm there.
"I am the lucky one - that Bridger knows my name and I have the opportunity to meet him. He is in great hands, and I look forward to following his progress."
Bridger's dad Robert told the American Academy of Dermatology Association: "After going above and beyond to provide support, encouragement, and expert care, Dr. Bhanusali reinforced our appreciation for the life-changing care that dermatologists provide.
"My family will always be grateful to him for finding an innovative treatment solution to help our son. Bridger won't be constantly reminded of the attack when looking in the mirror and can return to his childhood, nearly unscarred."
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Robert Walker
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