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Araseli's Recovery

$820 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 24 months
Jessica Abarca  WAUKEGAN, IL

My name is Jessica Abarca,
My daughter Araseli who just turned 5 on March 16th, was bitten on the left side of her face by a pit bull  on April 16th.
She has many stitches on the left side of her cheek that go all the way inside of her mouth. she also has stitches along her whole bottom left gum line.  she had surgery to fix what they could but it will be a long road for such a beautiful girl.  
 
On Friday when I called the Surgeons office I was informed that the do not take the insurance that I have so I started this page to help fund Araseli for medical and other cost that we run in to as she heals.

Araseli is the most outgoing little girl, she loves to smile and playing with other children she come from a big family and loves unconditionally.

My fear is what she will have to deal with in the future because of this incident. I dont want her to lose her loving personality. 

I am reminded everyday how lucky I am to have her, we are the lucky parents not many her age survive a pit bull attack. I thank God everyday that I get to see her smile.

The photos are of her scars after the stitches were taken out. She might have to live with these scars the rest of her life, my hopes are that they will fade as she gets older. Thank you for reading Araseli's story. If you can share her story or donate any please do. Every little bit helps.
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Update 3
Posted by Jessica Abarca
21 months ago
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I'm so lucky to have her!
araseli getting her pre op done.
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Update 2
Posted by Jessica Abarca
22 months ago
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It has been 2 months since she was bit in the face by a pitbull, she is so scared of dogs, any kind of dogs. Even dogs that she knew all her life. When they bark she screams this horrific scream and my heart sinks and I go into a panic mode. we have been putting oils and cream on her scars so hopefully they will go away or not be so noticeable. She will start kindergarten next year and I'm so scared of what are going to say to her. I'm so lucky I still have her in my life and I let her know just how lucky we are. I hear so many stories about other children who did not make it and my heart hurts. So we let her know how lucky she is. She will be having another surgery at the end of July. I will post new photos soon. Thank you for taking the time to read my araseli's story.
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Update 1
Posted by Jessica Abarca
24 months ago
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I just got an e-mail from Go fund me that my photo of Araseli is not suitable for all ages. it kind of makes me mad / upset because my daughter has to go out in public like this everyday so I'm not allowed to take her out in public because its not suitable for their age?

That made me feel even worse about her bite because this is what she might have to deal with all of her life.

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Becki Utley
24 months ago
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Please please ease contact a lawyer regarding this! I personally went threw this and the other persons ins covered all surgery! I had over 57 stitches and 7 surgeries later and finally I look better. I wish I could help financially yet can offer my prayers for that sweet little girl.

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Lisa Gaffney
22 months ago

My heart goes out to you and your beautiful daughter.

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Julie Tanneberger
24 months ago

I did not feel that the picture was inappropriate as I assume that adults are on this site. I shared your story. I hope you can share my Advocate for my son, Cade. God bless.

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$820 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 24 months
Created April 18, 2015
TP
$25
Tammy Pawola
24 months ago
BA
$20
Batman alvarez
24 months ago

Hope my little cuzzo is feeling better tell her all the superheros in the world are wishing her a speedy recovery

BG
$200
Benito Gutierrez
24 months ago
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DY
$400
Darin Yates
24 months ago
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God bless Araseli's recovery. I hope this donation helps some. You take care cousin! Hug your daughter for me.

KS
$10
Kate Serdar
24 months ago
KT
$100
Kara Thongchai
24 months ago
$40
Heather Molina
24 months ago

Feel better soon sweet girl we are waiting on you to visit again.

CB
$25
Cherie Bohan
24 months ago

Praying for you beautiful litte girl.

Becki Utley
24 months ago
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Please please ease contact a lawyer regarding this! I personally went threw this and the other persons ins covered all surgery! I had over 57 stitches and 7 surgeries later and finally I look better. I wish I could help financially yet can offer my prayers for that sweet little girl.

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Lisa Gaffney
22 months ago

My heart goes out to you and your beautiful daughter.

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Julie Tanneberger
24 months ago

I did not feel that the picture was inappropriate as I assume that adults are on this site. I shared your story. I hope you can share my Advocate for my son, Cade. God bless.

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