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Dillon Armijo, a 10-year-old boy from Colorado, is hospitalized after he was viciously attacked by a shark while vacationing in Mexico earlier this month, his family said.
Dillon Armijo was with his family on a beach in Cancun on March 17 when a shark bit him in the leg, he told Denver7. We went to the beach and wanted to swim or jump in the waves and then about five minutes after that a shark came into a wave and bit my leg,” he said of the harrowing encounter. Dillon was pulled from the water by a lifeguard, his mother, and his older brother, the outlet reported. Later, he spent four days in the hospital in Mexico before being airlifted to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora.
Dillon Armijo is 10 years old.
Attacked by a shark in Mexico
Dillon has undergone several surgeries, but he is expected to make a full recovery. We were very, very lucky to be able to get a medical evacuation back to the United States and get him here to perform the last three surgeries,” his mother, Abby, told Denver7. I think that’s what made it so good for him, being back here at home with some fantastic doctors.” Dillon will soon be released from the hospital and will relearn how to walk with a lengthy regimen of physical therapy. “[Dillon has done] fantastic, considering everything he’s been through,” the proud mom said. The family has started a GoFundMe to help pay for unexpected medical bills. As of Thursday morning, she had raised more than $17,800 of her $20,000 goal. It’s nice to know that there are so many people here to help us,” Abby added. The picturesque coast of Mexico is no stranger to shark attacks: In January of this year, a diver was decapitated by a great white shark off the west coast of Sonora. Experts speculated that the diver, who was wearing a wetsuit, might have been mistaken for a seal.