Syrai Sanders is lucky to be alive after she and her friend, Logan Braatz, were viciously attacked by two pit bulls.
Sanders, just 5 years old, spent two months in the hospital being treated for severe injuries. Unfortunately Braatz, just 6 years old, died from his injuries.
The dog's owner was charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.
Sanders doesn't remember much about the attack, "because the dogs bit me all around and blood started coming out." She underwent eight surgeries and is now at home resting comfortably.
But if it weren't for one huge celebrity, it wouldn't be as comfortable as it is now.
Shaquille O'Neal met the Sanders family at a local furniture store in Atlanta and offered to pay for the entire tab.
The family says Shaq has been involved with them ever since the attack, getting to know the family and Syrai.
Shaq himself has kept quiet about the whole situation, doing all this out of the goodness of his heart instead of for the media attention.
The family has started a GoFundMe page to try and help cover Syrai's rising medical costs.