Child’s family won’t directly accept KFC donation

A photo of Victoria Wilcher from the "Victoria's Victories" Facebook page.
A photo of Victoria Wilcher from the "Victoria's Victories" Facebook page.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The family who says their 3-year-old girl was asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her scars disturbed customers won’t directly accept a $30,000 donation from the fried chicken chain.

The family’s attorney said in a statement Wednesday that KFC instead is invited to give the money to the Frank Stile Foundation. Stile is a Las Vegas physician who has offered to donate his services to work on the girl’s face, scarred from a pit bull mauling.

The restaurant chain had pledged the money to help with the medical bills of the 3-year-old, even though it says an investigation concluded that there was no proof that any employee asked her to leave the Jackson restaurant.

Attorney Bill Kellum says Victoria Wilcher’s family stands by the claim.


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