She had just petted a relative’s pet when she decided turn around for an instant. Nothing made him suspect that, turn your head to look again to the animal, his life would change forever. 30 seconds eternal.
That day, the skater e influencer from United States Brooklinn khoury was mutilated by a dog: tore off the upper lip and part of the nose. One year after the incident, she revealed that she will undergo a series of complex surgeries to achieve rebuild your face.
«The attack showed me how valuable life is«reflected the protagonist of this story in a text that she recently published on her Instagram account: there she accumulates more than 74 thousand followers.
Khoury. The young woman, 22, today. Photo: capture / @ brookhoury.
30 eternal seconds
On November 3, 2020, one day after filming his first major television commercial, he was visiting the home of his relatives in Arizona.
At one point, he decided to touch the pit bull of his loved ones. «We weren’t playing. (the animal) remained seated and I stroked his head. I said ‘what a good boy you are’ «, said the young woman from 22 years on a YouTube video blog.
Khoury, who was standing, turned to look back. «I turned my head again (in the direction of the dog) and the dog he pounced on me. Started to bite my face and shake my head«, he recounted on the social network.
She estimates that the onslaught lasted 30 seconds. «Once he released my face, something fell to the floor. I went and picked it up: it was my upper lip stuck to part of the nose«the skater recalled.
Incident. She spent three days in the hospital. Photo: capture / @ brookhoury.
Khoury took 11 minutes to get to the hospital: it happened three days hospitalized and alone, since at that time they did not allow her to be accompanied due to the COVID protocol.
«I’m trying to be as positive as possible about this whole situation, but i’ll be honest, I have fear about my future, or if I’m going to be able to smile again or eat normally«he wrote on Instagram three days after the attack.
What happened to the dog
Regarding the dog, the young woman said that she was euthanized. «Legally, you have to euthanize your pet when such an incident occurs. It wasn’t my choice, me never want for this to happen to a dog, «he stated in a YouTube video.
Life after the attack
The American, who lives in California, documented part of his life after that traumatic November 3 last year. Although it was not easy for her, went ahead. And went back to smile.
Surgery. The protagonist of this story, together with the doctor who will operate on her. Photo: capture / YouTube «Brooklinn Khoury».
Khoury announced that on November 17 he was to perform the first of six reconstructive operations. As of press time, he had not yet reported whether the surgery was completed.
This procedure of $ 400,000 consists of removing a artery of his arm and skin from his body, unite them and form a tissue that will replace to his lip, reported the middle BuzzFeed News.
«Surgery is something I fear, for the long way what awaits me. Having to interrupt my active life momentarily frustrates me. But I am grateful By the doctor I found (…) the wait was worth it, «he said on November 13 on Instagram.