If you’ve been following TLC’s latest show – “Body Parts”, you know Allison Vest’s work truly changes lives. Through prosthetic rehabilitation, she helps people cope with physical disfigurement and regain self-confidence.
From nose to nipples, there’s little Allison can’t create. Now she’s here to help a young child named Easton, who hopes to live a normal life, provided Allison can make him a pair of ears.
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Who is Easton Ivy?
Easton Ivy is a 9 year old from Augusta, Georgia. At the age of 5, Easton had a brutal accident. It was on Halloween when their foster dog, a pit bull, attacked Easton. The attack was unprovoked, as the dog had shown no signs of aggression prior to this incident.
“It was the most terrifying thing I’ve seen in my life because it was like a shark after blood,” Kellie Wilcox, Easton’s mother, said in an article. WRDW. “Easton was outside playing ball like they did every day, and all of a sudden I came out and Easton was just on the ground,” she added. “It didn’t show any aggression, you know? It was actually a really adorable dog,” Kellie said. “We were just trying to give the dog a better life.” she explained.
Hearing her son’s call for help, Kellie ran outside and separated the two. However, each time she did, the dog would jump up and attack Easton again. She eventually managed to hit the dog on the head and was able to run inside and call 911.
“I thought he was going to die,” Kellie said. “There was so much blood.” Even though her son lost both ears, Kellie was grateful to be alive. “It’s very difficult,” she said. “I didn’t want his life to turn out this way, but he handles the situation so well that it makes it a little easier. He is definitely my hero.” she added.
Although Easton has lost the shell of his ears, his hearing is still intact. However, her appearance changed drastically due to the accident. Easton noted that he has trouble making friends because children often don’t know how to react when he tells them his story. He said he is often met with silence, seeing that they feel bad when they find out the truth. On the other hand, some children talk about him, which hurts him. Kellie hopes Allison can help Easton with a pair of prosthetic ears so he can live the life of an average child again.
Catch ‘Body Parts’ on TLC Wednesdays, 10 p.m. ET/PT.