Jakob Clark, the 6-year-old Waxhaw boy mauled badly by his cousin’s pit bull, has returned home after staying more than a month at Levine Children’s Hospital.
Cheering friends and a fire truck welcomed Jakob as police escorted him back home Friday, Jan. 28, Jakob’s father, Thomas Clark, wrote on his son’s Caring Bridge website.
“Kids were screaming and chanting Jakob’s name,” Thomas Clark wrote. “It was a welcome that only rock stars get. It was unbelievable.
Jakob had been at Levine Children’s Hospital near Uptown Charlotte since the Dec. 22 attack in Mint Hill. He’s already undergone at least 10 surgeries.
Jakob was visiting his grandparents the day of the attack when Blue, a young, male pit bull, attacked. The dog also attacked Jakob’s grandmother, Muriel Price, when she ran to help him. Price suffered a broken arm and recently returned home from a rehabilitation center.
The Clark family still needs help paying for Jakob’s medical bills. To donate, send a check, payable to Jakob Clark, to P.O. Box 78546, Charlotte, NC, 28271-7036. Find progress updates online or leave a message for Jakob at www.caringbridge.org/visit/jakobclark.