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Dog Rescue Worker Severely Mauled

While I do not know her personally, it was with great surprise and sadness that I learned of the serious mauling of Tracy Hon of Chico Boxer Rescue.  A dog in her care, not a Boxer but an Amer Bulldog/Bulldog mix, suffering from advanced cancer, attacked and mauled Tracy.  Her right arm, and both legs were severely mauled, while her trachea was completley torn.   Please keep her in your thoughts. 
the basic info is from another list, ...

"Tracy Hon of Chico Boxer Rescue in California was nearly killed by one of her rescues today (Sat or Sunday), attacked and severely mauled (NOT by a Boxer but an American Bulldog-bulldog mix), shredding one arm, a leg, completely severing her trachea and losing part of her face in the process. She was alone when it happened but somehow she managed to
get to a phone to call 911. She is in the neuro trauma ICU center at Enloe Medical Center in Chico. One of Tracy's associates says the plastic surgeons did a good job, but we don't know how much function she is going to have in her injured arm/hand. Tracy has no medical insurance, no disability insurance, and runs her own business almost singlehandedly. This is going to be a totally devastating, life-altering event for her. Liz is going to talk to her bank tomorrow about setting up a fund to help Tracy.

So, please send some much-needed vibes to Tracy ... and as soon as we get more info on how we can help, I'll pass it along."

Susan **Boxers... not just dogs, they're an adventure!


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UPDATE on Tracy Hon...

This is from someone in touch with Tracy's friends, as well as what I can gather from Jen and Debbie Cauble.

This is the updated info for the fund...

Patricia, one of Tracy's associates, reports that Tracy is feeling
OK (good drugs, I imagine) and trying to communicate though she can't
talk due to the tracheal injury. Despite the severity of her
injuries she says the plastic surgeons did a fantastic job and the
swelling is already coming down & she "looks like" she'll come out of
it looking reasonably normal, but BOTH of her legs have been mauled,
not just one, as well as one arm, so the jury's still out on limb
functionality & nerve damage...

The local paper published the following article:

If anyone would like to send well wishes to Tracy Hon, here is the information for that:

Enloe Medical Center
1531 Esplanade
Chico, California

Their web site has a link to send patients email.

Here's the bank fund information: anyone interested in donating can
send it to the

Tracy Hon Medical Fund
c/o Bank of America
3308 NE Auto Mall Drive
Vancouver, WA 98662

The fund was set up today. Just make out checks to Tracy Hon Fund &
it will get to the right place. Anyone who wants to collect then
send it on can do that. Tracy was self-employed and has no medical
insurance. The bills will be enormous.

We also found out that the dog (NOT a Boxer) had advanced cancer and
was probably in pain. Tracy was trying to do the best for the dog to
make her final days better. ::sigh::

If anyone has any fundraising ideas, please share them! Thanks!

-- Edited by BoxerSue at 02:20, 2007-06-13

Susan **Boxers... not just dogs, they're an adventure!


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Today's update...
Here is an update I received this morning:

First let me say Thank You to all of you for your kind words, prayers and
support in this difficult time. We are blessed to have so many wonderful
people in our lives. Today brings some much needed good news! My sister has
made it through the worst and is now headed towards recovery. She has been
moved to the ICU from the Trauma Ward, her condition has been upgraded from
critical to serious and she is making great progress. Once again she is
defying the odds! The bleeding has slowed although she is still receiving
blood as her count is low. She was able to sit in a chair for a minute and
took one step today. Her tracheotomy has been plugged and she is now
breathing on her own. The tracheotomy will remain in place for at least five
more days just in case. She had some physical therapy today and was able to
lift her arms to her head. All of this and she even ate some cream of wheat.
Amazing how quickly she is progressing. I truly believe that it is divine
intervention and that all of your prayers, as well as her innate faith and
will power have made the difference. Once again THANK YOU!

Susan **Boxers... not just dogs, they're an adventure!
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