Dec 23, 2009 Girl Recovering from Severe Dog Bite

CHICAGO HEIGHTS (STNG) -- Sticking out through the tip of Girthamarie Gary's middle finger is a metal pin. Doctors inserted the pin, which travels the length of her entire finger, so that her finger will have a structure until the bone heals and the tissue inside her finger is able to grow back the right way.

The 15-year-old sophomore at Bloom High School has had the pin in her finger ever since a dog tore into her hand at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 at the corner of Lincoln Highway and Edgewood Avenue.