Weekend benefit planned for family of boy attacked by pit bull

Weekend benefit planned for family of boy attacked by pit bull


by Rad Berky /NewsChannel 36

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Posted on July 12, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 13 at 10:47 AM

ROCK HILL -- Kenny Allen says he feels like his head itches but other than that the 12-year old says he feels fine.

Hard to believe when you see the back of his head where a neighbor's Pit Bull tore off a large patch of his scalp during an attack last May.

Kenny vividly remembers the big dog jumping on his back.

"I didn't think he was pulling my head off. It felt like he was peeling it back just a little," the boy said.

With blood pouring from the wound, Kenny was still able to run home and into the arms of his father.

Kenneth Allen remembered the moment he saw his son and heard him screaming.

"When he ran through the door it was the worst thing a father could see happen to his son," the elder Allen said.

Kenny spent weeks in the hospital undergoing numerous surgeries.

He is home now and the bills for his treatment are coming in.

"I don't know what to say...It's just the bills are overwhelming right now," said Kenneth Allen.

Chad Adams is a friend and neighbor who is helping to organize a benefit for the Allen family this weekend.

"You know he has been through Hell and back and, of course, he has a long road ahead of him," said Adams.

The benefit at the American Legion Hall on South Cherry Road in Rock Hill will begin at 6:00 pm on Saturday night.

It will feature The Rock-n-Roll Express wrestling champs putting on a tag-team match.

Kenny who is a big fan of professional wrestling can't wait for Saturday night.

The organizers hope to raise as much as $10,000 from the benefit.