WASHINGTON — About a year ago, an Anne Arundel County girl was fighting for her life after a vicious, unprovoked dog attack left her with deep bites, a fractured skull, a paralyzed arm and serious nerve damage.
Now, Katarina Parsons wants to help other kids who are battling serious health problems.
The attack happened the day before her sixth birthday at a family friend’s home in Chesapeake, Virginia. She was bitten and dragged by two Belgian Malinois.
“Katarina shouldn’t even be alive,” said her mother, Sandy Parsons, who calls her Kat.
The young girl from Riva, Maryland, has endured numerous surgeries, including a 10-hour nerve transplant in April.