The five-year-old boy who was mauled by dogs in St. D’Acre, St. Ann on Sunday is being flown overseas for emergency surgery.
Mickele Allen, who was bitten all over his body, left from the Sangster International Airport for New York on Friday afternoon.
The surgical procedure will be conducted on Saturday at the Montefiore Hospital in New York.
The emergency procedure is being facilitated by a group of Jamaicans. A medical team, including Dennis Stanbury, a Jamaican nurse living in the United States, is also on the flight to render assistance.
Mr. Stanbury said he learned about Mickele’s story and immediately decided to help.
Andrew McGlone, who previously worked in Jamaica, said a group of doctors at Montefiore Hospital had offered to assist after hearing about the case.