Child’s Mauling by Dogs Prompts Outpouring of Support

On June 24, 7-year-old Haylee Bischel’s life took an unexpected, and terrifying, turn.

The child was mauled by two large dogs, suffering severe injuries to her face, back and arms. Over the coming months, this courageous young girl has made a miraculous recovery and kept a very positive attitude, but many challenges lie ahead for her.

To support her medical provider, Children’s Hospital, and Haylee and her family, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office partnered with Ride Oklahoma Charities to put on a poker run to benefit Haylee and Department of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital (through the Children’s Hospital Foundation).

During the ride, which was hosted on Sept. 8, Sheriff Todd Gibson and his deputies escorted riders from CCSO headquarters in Slaughterville through Cleveland County to Hollywood Corners in Norman, where an auction was being put on. Haylee and her family received several needed items, cash and a gasoline card from the successful event, and a check was recently presented to the hospital foundation.

(Editor’s Note: Thank you to Joy Hampton of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office for sharing Haylee’s story.)