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Fund set up to help victim of face chewing attack, Ronald Poppo

5:40 PM, May 31, 2012   |    comments
2004 Miami-Dade mug shot of Ronald Poppo
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MIAMI (AP) - A fund has been set up to help the victim of the face-chewing attack in Miami.

Jackson Memorial Foundation announced Thursday that is has opened a fund to assist 65-year-old Ronald Poppo. Donations can be made online. Checks can also be sent to the foundation.

Surveillance video shows Poppo being attacked Saturday afternoon by 31-year-old Rudy Eugene. A police officer shot and killed Eugene, who bit into Poppo's face in broad daylight alongside a busy highway. Police have not released a motive for the attack on Poppo, who had been homeless for decades.

Experts on facial reconstruction say Poppo faces a lengthy recovery, including months of treatment to rebuild his features. He remains hospitalized.

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