Fruitport, MI - The adoptive family of 10-year-old Charlotte Ponce has announced that she will begin facial reconstruction surgery to correct the disfigurement she suffered in 2002 when her parents left her unattended with their pet raccoon.
When Charlotte was 3-months-old, her parents used the same wisdom that led to their having a pet raccoon in the first place to decide to leave Charlotte unattended with it. The raccoon – being a member of a species genetically linked to the three-headed dog that stands guard at the gates of Hades – promptly ate important parts of the girl’s face. As is common with children, the damage that was done could not be immediately repaired.
I do not know much about her parents. …beyond their not having an IQ above salad. I do know that, thankfully, Charlotte’s care was taken over by an aunt and uncle after her parent’s parental rights were severed in 2005.
Charlotte – who can be seen recently here – has lived disfigured for 10 years. She will now begin surgery to repair her disfigurement. Doctors will use grafts from her wrist to reconstruct her nose and do a whole bunch of other crazy things that only doctors know how to do.
The family is insured, but there are many expenses that are not covered. If anyone is interested in donating to the family’s plight, you can find information on doing that – and more background – here.
Tags: Charlotte Ponce, Child Neglect, disfigurement, Michigan, raccoon