Georgia 15-year-old attacked by pit bulls gets to go home after months in hospital

A Barrow County teenager attacked by two pit bulls during a walk in her neighborhood will finally get to go home from the hospital on Saturday.

Joslyn Stinchcomb, 15, has been in recovery at Children’s Healthcare since the attack on July 31st. Her family shared in a Facebook group dedicated to Joslyn that the teen will head home tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.

The Winder community has rallied behind Joslyn and her family by raising money to help with medical bills and show their support. According to the Barrow County Emergency Services, a parade is planned to welcome her home and

The parade will start at the Ingles in Auburn, travel down Atlanta Highway into Winder and turn on to North Broad Street. It will finish at Winder First Baptist Church. The department is encouraging the community to safely line the streets to welcome her home.

We have been given some great news and are excited to share that Joslyn is coming home from the hospital on Saturday....

Posted by Barrow County Emergency Services on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Stinchcomb is an avid walker in her Barrow County neighborhood. But her afternoon outing on July 31 turned to terror. Police described the dog’s attack on Stinchcomb as “horrific” and unprovoked.

Deputies charged the dog’s owner and both dogs have been euthanized.

Stinchcomb has needed multiple surgeries during her 83 days in the hospital. A fundraiser on PayPal has been set up to help the family. You can donate here. The family said to watch out for fake fundraisers. Get well soon cards may be sent to PO Box 1502, Winder, GA 30680.