Help Pit Bull Attack Victim Get Her Smile Back At Benefit Tuesday, Aug. 31st

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by Scott Schaefer

I just want to get my smile back…”

Those words came from the disfigured mouth of Burien resident Jeanette Cunningham, who we met at the Farmers Market on Thursday, Aug. 26th.

Jeanette “lost” her smile when she was attacked by a pit bull while crossing a Burien street on July 24th. Her face was disfigured in the attack, with the majority of the damage done to her mouth and chin area, caused by the dog jumping up and biting her face.

She has had surgery, but will be needing more.

Jeanette needs her “smile back,” because she works as a Server at a local hotel, and we all know how important smiles are in that industry.

Jeanette’s friends will be holding a Benefit Auction to help raise money for her day-to-day needs on Tuesday, Aug. 31st, from 7pm – 10pm at The Mark Restaurant, located at 918 SW 152nd in Olde Burien.

They’re seeking help in two ways:

  1. Donations for the auction. Any type or size of item would be very appreciated. Drop any item off at Mark Restaurant or call and they will come pick them up.
  2. Guests for the auction. Show up Tuesday, Aug. 31st, starting at 7pm and bid on some really cool Auction Items. There will also be Drink Specials along with appetizers.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Benefit Auction for pit bull mauling victim Jeanette Cunningham.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 31st from 7pm – 10pm.

WHERE: The Mark Restaurant, located at 918 SW 152nd in Olde Burien (206-241-MARK).

INFO: For more info on dog bite law in Washington State, click here to download a PDF doc called “When the Dog Bites” by Attorney Christopher M. Davis.

From an email:

Help us help our friend!

A wonderful friend to the Mark Restaurant and to many in the community, Jeanette Cunningham, was attacked by a pit bull in Burien on Saturday, July 24th.

The pit bull disfigured her face, with the majority of the damage to her mouth and chin area. She has had surgery, but will be needing more corrective surgery.

Her husband has been absolutely amazing. He has been by her side and taking wonderful care of her. Unfortunately, he has been laid off, and is just now going back to work part time.

Her friends and colleagues would like to put together a benefit auction to help raise money for her day-to-day needs.

Pit bull attack victim Jeanette Cunningham just wants her smile back.

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3 Responses to “Help Pit Bull Attack Victim Get Her Smile Back At Benefit Tuesday, Aug. 31st”
  1. ck says:

    Not all pit bulls are vicious animals. As long as they are raised correctly they can be some of the most loving pets. I just wish that people could see that!!!! But since the other members of our society cant seem to raise their pets right the dogs get the blame not the owners!!! WTF is up with that yea lets punish these animals because they were not raised correctly.

    • TV says:

      This is not about pit bulls, it is about a human being that has had her life turned inside out. Jeanette owns a pit bull mix and he is an awesome dog. We just need to help our friend, Jeanette.

      I do agree, however, that the owners of pit bulls should be responsible if they are going to own one.

  2. I just want to thank everyone who put this fund raiser together, and everyone who supports it.
    I’m so thankful that we live in a community where people take time out of their busy schedules
    to make someone else’s life a little better. THANK YOU SO MUCH from me and my wife.
    sincerely, Walter Cunningham

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