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The family of a boy who was savagely attacked by a pitbull say that it’s a miracle he’s still alive and that only God can fix his horrific injuries. Alejandro Mizsan was playing on a grassy area of an estate near his home at around 4pm on Sunday when he was attacked by the dog.
The nine-year-old’s face was ripped apart, with his bottom lip and each of his cheeks torn off, with extensive damage near his left eye.
He also suffered serious leg injuries in the attack.
His family has released pictures of Alejandro and given permission to use them, in a bid to show what damage such dogs can do.
The sustained attack by the allegedly unmuzzled pitbull – which was roaming the Old Forge Road estate in Enniscorthy, Ireland, freely – only stopped when a heroic family, who are neighbours of Alejandro, stopped as they drove by.
The mum and her two sons jumped out of the car to scare the dog away and they raised the alarm, calling 999.
After emergency services arrived at the scene, the child was airlifted to Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin.
Alejandro underwent emergency surgery on Sunday evening before having another operation yesterday.
In an exclusive interview with the Irish Mirror, the boy’s older brother Raul, 21, revealed his family’s pain.
He said: “We’re devastated. We don’t have words to describe the feeling we have now.
“My little brother is only nine years old, the pitbull nearly killed him.
He added: “The pitbull destroyed him. He will never be the same again. His face is in bits. It’s just terrible. My brother’s life is destroyed. He will not be a normal kid like he used to be ever again.
“We don’t know what to do or how to act, we’re just in shock. We just thank god that he’s still alive. My brother is a very strong boy and he survived.”
Describing his brother’s injuries, he added: “You can only see his nose and his eyes, the rest you cannot see anything.”
Medics at the children’s hospital are said to be stunned that Alejandro survived the attack.
He will have to undergo many more surgeries as he recovers from the attack.
His brother Raul says he has received skin grafts to the face and an extensive amount of stitches.
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He added: “Everybody loves my brother, he’s very popular there, our community, everybody loves him. He’s a very good kid to everyone, friendly.
“It’s a miracle that he is still alive. We truly believe only God can fix this. Nobody can bring my brother back again the same.”
The Mizsan family are originally from Romania. They have lived in Ireland for over ten years and in the estate where the incident happened for about a year.
Raul explained that his mum and little sister are struggling.
He said: “My mum is very stressed. My sister is five, she is crying. She is not eating or drinking.”
Following the incident on Sunday, the dog was put down.
A man in his 20s was arrested yesterday in connection with the attack and is being held at Enniscorthy Police Station.
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