Nashville dog attack victim celebrates survival with day of service

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Nashville woman who nearly died following a dog attack on a Chicago street last year has a new outlook on life.  

Marion Fowler was at the wrong place at the wrong time, the victim of a vicious dog attack in a Chicago neighborhood.  

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She survived and is now thriving a year later. 

Painting, fixing and sprucing up was all in a day’s work for Fowler, a day she wasn’t sure would come.  

“I’m proud to be here with Comcast cares, working and painting, I can do it, I can do it, by God’s grace, I can do it, thank you Jesus,” said Fowler.  

She celebrated one year since two dogs nearly killed her.  

“I was able to tell EMS my name, and my niece’s address and then the rest I passed out, and I woke up in the hospital,” remembered Fowler.  

She was in Chicago to care for a family member. Little did she know, she would spend months in a hospital there followed by grueling rehab.  

“I had to learn to do things all over again, using my arms and my legs, because I had been incapacitated for 2.5 months but I had the determination. I told my family, ‘I walked into Chicago and I’m walking out,’ and I did, I did,” said Fowler.  

Now Fowler is back in Nashville. Her church celebrated her survival and her spirit and Fowler celebrated by joining her daughter in a day of service.  

“I’m blessed, you know when we came back from Chicago, I decided to stay from California and I don’t regret it at all, I’m blessed to be able to spend this time with her I almost didn’t have it.”  

Fowler and her daughter served with Comcast and the Boys and Girls Club to fix the senior citizens center in Hendersonville last week.  

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