Photo of the Plewinski family.

In September 2019, Jessica and her two children Hailey, 13, and Wyatt, 8, found a 5-year-old German Shepherd dog. After a successful trip to the vet they began fostering him. Shortly before Christmas Jessica received word they would be able to adopt the dog.

On January 7, Wyatt and Hailey were enjoying some time at home relaxing and playing video games when Wyatt was attacked by the dog. His sister Hailey tried everything in her power to protect him. Jessica rushed Wyatt to McLaren Port Huron Hospital. He was later moved to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit to receive the remainder of his care.

During his time at the hospital, Wyatt underwent two surgeries resulting in hundreds of stiches to repair the back of his head and neck, as well as nerve damage to the right side of his face. Doctors informed Jessica the healing of Wyatt’s nerves is extremely important, as this will allow his face to have movement in the future.

As of Sunday, January 12 Wyatt is home from Children’s Hospital with a projected recovery time of at least 8 weeks, which will include multiple scheduled visits back to the hospital for therapy and testing. During this time, Jessica will need to take time away from work to be with Wyatt and help him heal properly as he is on very limited physical activity.

If you would like to help Jessica, Wyatt and Hailey with medical, food and any general expenses that are sure to occur during this time, please consider donating in one of the following ways:

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ATTN: Plewinski Family

DRIVE R & E Family Foundation

70701 Powell Road

Bruce Township, MI 48065