A Rochester toddler is recovering after she was bitten in the face by a dog.
Jayden's dad calls it a freak accident. On Saturday morning, 3-year-old Jayden Forrester was at her grandmother's house for a cookout. Jayden was inside when the family heard screams.
"I had to grab the jaws. I had to open his mouth wide enough, so that her mother could pull her out because he grabbed her and was locked onto her face," said Justin Forrester.
Jayden was rushed to Strong Hospital. Her upper jaw was separated from the skull. Her lower jaw was broken. Five teeth were missing. Both cheekbones were crushed and a tear duct was torn.
"She's got some tubes in her nasal passages to hold them open. I mean everything was gone. It was just horrible," said Forrester.
Now, Justin is worried because his insurance does not cover all the expenses they'll have in the future. They're asking for help with an online fundraiser.
"I believe she deserves to have every opportunity afforded to her that she had before this happened. I just want her to be my little girl. I want her to look the way that she was created," said Forrester.
Animal Control has the dog. Justin says it will likely be put down. As for Jayden, her father says she could be in the hospital for the next several months.
If you would like to donate, visit http://www.indiegogo.com/JaydenForrester