Boy left with 90 stitches after risking own life to save sister from dog attack

Boy left with 90 stitches after risking own life to save sister from dog attack

A six-year-old boy from Wyoming in the US has been mauled by a dog as he risked his life to save his younger sister. 

Bridger Walker bravely stepped in when the dog began charging at his sister on July 9, according to an Instagram post by his aunty.
The little boy was bitten several times on the head and face as he took on the animal. He was able to grab his sister’s hand and lead her safely away from danger. 

But the attack has left him with several wounds, the most prominent on his face, which required 90 stitches.
Bridger said he was willing to give up his own life to save his sister. “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me,” Bridger said, according to the Instagram post.
The young boy’s selfless act has gone viral. Almost 100, 000 people have liked one of the posts on his Aunty, Nicole Walker’s, Instagram page. 

The six-year-old is now recovering at home and is in good spirits. “I just finished visiting with Bridger at his home,” Nicole’s post read. 

“His wounds are looking so much better! He’s in great spirits, and his awesome personality is intact.
“He can’t smile too widely yet, but he was grinning as I read some of your comments to him. Amazingly, Bridger and his family feel no animosity towards the dog or its owners. I’d also like to mention here that the dog’s owners are really great people who have been nothing but kind to Bridger and his family,” the post read.
“We feel no resentment toward them at all, and if anything there’s only been an increase of love between our families as a result of this incident.” 

Bridger’s aunty thanked the public for their overwhelming support for the young boy. “Once again, everyone’s kindness has meant so much to us,” the post added.“I’m trying to get to all of the messages that I can, but it may take some time.” 

Some people are even inquiring if there is a GoFundMe page for Bridger. But the family says anyone willing to donate should instead give to military veteran groups Wounded Warrior Project and Mission 22. 

One request the family did have was for people to send in photos of rocks, as Bridger loves geology. “Bridger is also a huge fan of science, especially geology,” the post states. “So, I’m going to start a post where people can share with him pictures of cool rocks that they see.”


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