Molly Look to lose fingertip

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Molly Look is improving at Denver Children's Hospital.

— Molly Look will lose the tip of her right index finger to frostbite she suffered from spending 30 minutes outside in sub-zero temperatures last week.

On Friday, Look's maternal grandfather, Bob Printy, said doctors realized Molly was going to lose the tip of her right index finger after changing her bandages.

Doctors did not amputate the tip of the finger because it will likely fall off naturally, Printy said.

There is concern that the tips of more of Molly's fingers or toes may fall off in the days to come, he said.

"There's a real concern that it will happen again to more of her fingers," he said.

Look, 3, is recovering at Denver Children's Hospital. Molly was flown to Denver on Jan. 17 after a passing motorist found the little girl, wearing just a shirt, sitting in a snowbank in North Routt County. The girl had wandered from her home in an effort to walk to her grandparents' house. She became tangled in a fence and lost most of her clothing. Molly's parents, Del and Yvette Look, did not immediately notice that she was gone, then were searching frantically for her when she was found.

Printy said the family is optimistic Molly will come home early next week.

Donations to help with Molly's medical expenses may be made to "Molly Look Fund" at any Mountain Valley Bank or Vectra Bank branch. Alpine Taxi is accepting donations for Molly through Feb. 1. The company will match any donated funds, up to $5,000. Cash or check donations will be accepted at Alpine Taxi's barn at 1755 Lincoln Ave., or mailed to P.O. Box 775066, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Donations also may be given to any Alpine Taxi driver. For more information, call 879-2800.

-To reach Alexis DeLaCruz, call 871-4234

or e-mail adelacruz@steamboatpilot.com

Comments

WZ 7 years, 2 months ago

Hey Mol, be tough. It stinks to loose a finger tip, but thankful to all those who love and care about you, what a great story you have to tell your grand kids! ;) Think positive. All the best!

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JazzSlave 7 years, 2 months ago

Kids are resilient. I'm sure the Looks are counting their blessings. It could easily have been much worse.

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123456 7 years, 1 month ago

FOX NEWS-DENVER INTERVIEWED MOLLY LOOK FAMILY

GO TO:

http://www.myfoxcolorado.com/myfox/pages...

OR Go to MyFoxColorado.com and type Molly Look in the search field.

The website has an unedited video. The interview last night had clips of Yvettes statement and video of Molly playing and an interview with Kathleen. The website doesn't have all that unfortunately.

I caught the interview last night....it was touching and Molly is adorable. The interview showed Molly and her bandaged hands. I didn't know she lost almost all her fingers. They also interviewed Kathleen, the woman that took Molly to the hospital. Yvette is obviously a loving caring mother. This was just a tragic accident. My heart goes out to you, Molly and the rest of your family. Hang in there. By the way, the information you provided about not having insurance is very common in America. Yvette stated that their income is just over the limit with CHP and that she and the children have pre-exsisting conditions that make it more difficult to obtain insurance. Thank you for doing the interview...it was difficult I'm sure, but it was nice to see an update. You all have been in our thoughts and prayers. My family will go to the benefit Saturday at Perry Mansfield. I hope it raises a lot of money for Molly's medical expenses.

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