Brooks Foley heard a soft whimper and stopped still in the hallway. The sound was barely audible at first over the hiss of a shower, but it grew louder and louder until it was a heartbreaking sob.
His 10-year-old son was falling apart.
Four months had passed since the rain-soaked November afternoon outside of Cary when a neighbor's three pit bulls attacked Nick Foley. The dogs tore pounds of flesh from his arms and legs. They broke bones, slashed nerves, spilled half of his blood onto the wet grass.
With painstaking work, trauma surgeons had saved Nick's life and therapists had helped him regain much of the use of his body. His spirit, it seemed, had recovered as well: Most of the time he acted like the same goofy 5th-grader he had been before the attack.
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