JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi girl asked to leave a KFC because her facial scars bothered other people in the restaurant will receive some medial help — for free. A Las Vegas doctor flew to Mississippi to meet with three-year-old Victoria Wilcher and her family over the weekend.
Dr. Frank Stile is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with an expertise in minimizing scars on profession fighters.
He said he flew to Mississippi to meet with Victoria after seeing her story on the news.
“I was just very affected by it,” he said. Stile said he planned to help Victoria free of charge.
He also placed her photo and story on his foundation’s website in an effort to collect contributions for her.
He said a Florida doctor and renowned prosthetician has agreed to donate a prosthetic eye for Victoria. They plan to transport Victoria to Florida in the next week or two to get her new eye.
Victoria lost her eye and suffered serious injuries in a put bull attack. Her story went viral around the country after the KFC incident.
After social media users opened fire on the restaurant, calling for a boycott, the apology from the chain came quickly.
The company said it will donate $30,000 to assist with the girl’s medical bills.
“The entire KFC family is behind Victoria,” company spokesman Rich Maynard said.