CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - By Kendall Herold
Several local organizations are stepping up this weekend to help a 6-year-old girl who was attacked by two pit bulls.
in June outside her Westwood home. During the attack, doctors say the dogs ripped out Zainabou's tongue. She can't speak, and has to eat through a tube. Now, she's learning to communicate using sign language and working hard to regain her voice.
The 6-year-old spent
after the attack and has had multiple surgeries. Her family says the cost of her treatment is reaching $1 million.
Zainabou is back at school, and learning to communicate using sign language and working to regain her voice.
"She makes noises, you know, when she goes to speech therapy, she'll make sounds and stuff with her mouth, so that's going good. She did really good the last time she was there," Zainabou's mother said.
The Sentinels, The Fraternal Order of Police, and The Cincinnati Firefighters Union Local 48 are hosting a fundraiser for Zainabou and her family Friday at the Horseshoe Casino from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $25 per person.