6-year-old Bridger Walker is being hailed a “little hero” after he saved his little sister’s life from a dog attack. He survived multiple dog bites as he stood in between the dog and his sister. His aunt, Nikki Walker, confirms that Bridger was bitten several times on the face and head as a result.
“We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks,” his aunt says in a social media post. After Bridger was bitten, he grabbed his sister’s hand and they both ran for safety.
**The photo collage below shows graphic photos of the aftermath of Bridger’s injuries. View at your own risk.**
Bridger Walker saves his little sister from a dog attack and endures the aftermath
Bridger apparently later told his aunt, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” He received more than 90 stitches as a result of the injuries. There has been a silver lining in all this though.
“I just finished visiting with Bridger at his home. 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. 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. 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,” Nikki reports.
How you can help
Bridger’s family says that anyone who is wondering about a GoFundMe account for support should instead donate to the Wounded Warrior Project or Mission 22. Bridger is apparently also a huge fan of science and geology, so whoever would be interested in sending him rocks can do so at the address here:
P.O. Box 22141
Cheyenne, WY 82003
So much love, support, and prayers for Bridger and his family as he heals from this terrible attack!