Family says KFC made their scarred child leave the restaurant

Jun 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. ET
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KFC is investigating a report that a little girl and her family were asked to leave because her facial injuries were too upsetting for the public to bear.

A distraught family says their child was asked to leave a KFC because the scars on her face were upsetting customers, and not only is the company looking into the situation, but the online community has rallied around them as well.

Victoria's Victories reports sad situation

In April, 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher was attacked by three pit bulls at her grandfather's house which left her with extensive injuries, most notably to her face. While the animals were put down, the little girl suffered a broken upper and lower jaw, a broken nose, broken cheekbones and a damaged right eye socket. She wound up losing her right eye completely and she currently doesn't have the ability to move the right side of her face.

Her family has been keeping notes of her progress, and maintains a Facebook page set up for her called Victoria's Victories. On Thursday, they had bad news to report. They posted an adorable photo of her and outlined the shockingly poor treatment she received at a KFC restaurant, saying that an employee approached the girl and her grandmother, who were asked to leave because her facial scarring was upsetting the other patrons in the store.

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This report has angered many, who rightfully can't imagine how insensitive someone would have to be to say something so awful in front of a small child. Her family says that the little girl has become extremely self-conscious now, doesn't want to look in the mirror and doesn't want to leave the car when they go shopping.

KFC says that they are launching a complete investigation and, regardless of their findings, the company has pledged to donate $30,000 to the family to help pay for her medical bills. The family also has a GoFundMe page set up to help alleviate the struggles they're having as they report that their insurance company isn't paying for some of her specific needs.

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