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𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐨 ❤️ Many of you may have seen Bridger’s story- a 6 year old boy who withstood a terrible dog attack to protect his little sister. This week, it was my great privilege to start scar treatments to help and get back his perfect smile. While the treatments may be intense, I know Bridger will do incredible. 𝐈’𝐦 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐨 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭, 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐚𝐠 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐢𝐦 🙏🏾 @nicolenoelwalker @teilawalker @robertwalker307 **Note- you know I love the jersey swaps and while it’s no Captain America shield, hopefully the white coat will be useful one day 🙃 #bridgerstrong #TheBridgerChallenge ——— 𝐈 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲. I can only imagine how overwhelming this may be. The way you handled this, turning a negative into a positive and helping your story bring hope to millions is truly inspiring. I appreciate you letting me be a small part of this story. So glad the little ones were able to connect and hopefully be friends for life ❤️ Also a thank you to @corymaughan , my Derm colleague in Utah who will be helping with this case and future treatments. Given the pandemic, this was challenging to coordinate but i know he will be in the best of hands T𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐫, 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐈 𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫. There is all types of misinformation out there but the entireDerm world agrees- The earlier the intervention, the better the result. Thank you Bridger for letting the second half of your story inspire countless more. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐮𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞 ❤️ #dermatology #derm #scartreatment
Back in July, a 6-year-old boy from Wyoming named Bridger Walker went viral after the story of how he saved his younger sister from a violent dog attack made its rounds on social media. After going viral, his story earned him some recognition from a few members of the Avengers cast — Chris Evans sent him a Captain America shield, Robert Downey Jr. gave him a shout-out on Instagram, and Tom Holland invited him to the set of the next Spider-Man movie — but this week his story got an even happier ending. As revealed by New York-based dermatologist Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, this week, Walker started treatment to help heal the scar left behind during the attack.
Walker’s bite to the face ended up requiring him to have surgery and get stitches immediately after. “It’s not every day you get to treat your hero,” Dr. Bhanusali wrote on Instagram on Aug. 16. “This week, it was my great privilege to start scar treatments to help [Walker] get back his perfect smile. While the treatments may be intense, I know Bridger will do incredible.”
The doctor shared the news in the caption of a photo that shows the two of them smiling next to each other as Walker holds his up own mini white coat that was likely given to him as a gift. He also used the caption to thank Walker’s family who initially spread the news. “I can only imagine how overwhelming this may be,” Dr. Bhanusali wrote. “The way you handled this, turning a negative into a positive and helping your story bring hope to millions is truly inspiring. I appreciate you letting me be a small part of this story.”
We’re excited to follow his journey to see the results.
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