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Mauled Bolivian girl arrives in Boston for surgery

June 21, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — A private plane carrying a Bolivian girl badly mauled by a Rottweiler has arrived in Boston, where plastic surgeons hope to operate on the 4-year-old’s face and head.

The child’s arrival Friday in the pre-dawn hours was confirmed by Bolivian businesswoman Claudia Tolay. She and her American husband, Dr. Joseph Currier, have led a campaign to get Rosalia to Boston and traveled with her from the Bolivian capital of La Paz. The girl was also accompanied by her father, Agustin Aparza.

Rosalia was taken to Boston Children’s Hospital, where her costs will be paid by the Currier family and U.S. organizations.

Tolay said she heard about Rosalia’s case on Facebook and began a campaign to help the girl in the United States.

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