Joslyn, who was covered in blood and lying face down on the curb, was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition and underwent emergency surgery.
On Monday, the teenager’s family said she faces more surgeries and months of recovery from numerous injuries. Joslyn had been looking forward to playing flute in the Winder-Barrow High School marching band and singing in the chorus. Instead, her family is grateful she survived.
“There is still so much that we don’t know about her injuries, but we know that God knows and can help heal her,” a family member posted on a Facebook page dedicated to Joslyn. “We continue to be overwhelmed by the love, support and prayers that we are receiving.”
In a heartbreaking message Monday, the family said Joslyn is on a ventilator following surgery to repair her trachea. The teenager’s left ear was reattached, but it’s unknown if she will regain use of it. Her vocal cords were also damaged, and lacerations, bruises and scrapes cover her body.
“She also has asphalt in the tips of her fingers where it appears she tried to claw her way away from those dogs,” the family said.
Joslyn underwent another surgery Tuesday, according to her family. A PayPal account under the hashtag “StayStrongJoslyn” has been created to assist the family with medical costs.