Arista was playing casually by herself with her mother near by. Unprovoked, a dog became shockingly violently and viciously attacked her.
Her mother could not pull the dog off her, but when she was able to disconnect them, had to place Arista physically out of reach of the animal.
Fortunately, her mother was able to get the dog away from Arista.
Arista was taken via Ambulance to the Rancho Springs where she was determined to have severe damage.
The damage inflicted was more then local hospital could attend to and she had to be transferred to San Diego Children's Hospital.
Attending doctors were forced to perform emergency plastic surgery to save what they could and reduce as much damage as possible.
Arista Snow suffered bites and puncture wounds to her face, her lip was so damaged it required surgery, the back of her head and scarring behind the ear.
Recently her father was let go of his full time job (due to cutbacks by the company) of three jobs he was working down to two part time jobs at this time. .
Although her mother thought the insurance would cover the medical damages, sadly, she was informed that insurance would not cover this incident.
To cover this terrible accident, Arista's parents are now facing many bills to cover, the Ambulance ride, Rancho Springs Hospital bill, San Diego Childrens Hospital, Plastic Surgery, and follow up appointments.
The costs could be in excess of $5,000 to cover all the expenses incurred so far and follow up sessions.
That is just the physical damage, the long term effect and emotional impact to her, her sister's and her parents, is even greater.
Arista is the youngest of three beautiful girls to her parents. The dog responsible for the vicious attack is now in the custody of Animal Control, pending investigation.
Let's help Arista, her sister's and her parents recover in this terrible time of tragedy.
The incident happened suddenly and soon the medical bills will be arriving. Anything you can do to support this little girl get back and help her family cover these costs would be appreciated.
Arista was innocently attacked, let's not make the pain last.
(Murrieta Stake in SoCal)
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