A 38-year-old Pennsylvania mom was mauled to death while watching her neighbor's dogs— less than 48 hours after she shared a tragic post on Facebook.
Kristen Potter was fatally attacked by two Great Danes in the 700 block of Clouser Hollow Road in Centre Township on Thursday, March 16, 2023 around 5:15 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police tells Daily Voice.
The "youngest son was at the scene but didn't witness all of the dog attack, he ran home to tell his oldest brother to call 911," Perry County Coroner Robert Ressler told Daily Voice. "Police and EMS couldn't get the the lady because the dogs were in and out of the house while she was lying in the yard next to the house."
He went on to explain what happened to the dogs saying the following to Daily Voice:
"Animal control assisted in getting one dog secured with dog snares. That one was sedated and euthanized by a veterinarian at the scene. The second dog was confined in a room of the hose and sedated then euthanized by the vet at the scene."
On March 14, at 8:16 p.m. Kristen shared her last Facebook post reading, "My life should be full and thriving and yet I'm here just surviving."
After news of her death was release one friend wrote, "Now you don't just have to be surviving. Now you at with Trevor. Rest in peace Kristen. You will be greatly missed."
Potter often shared comic posts but also was known to share sad but thoughtful meme and song lyrics from time to time on her Facebook.
Her heartbreaking Facebook posts come from a place of pain as a mother who lost a young son and a husband. Trevor, her middle child passed in 2021 when he was hit by a passing car near their home, her current husband Jacob Presley Fickett told Daily Voice. The driver in the incident was not charged, Fickett said. Her husband and children's father Ryan Potter died in February 2020, according to his obituary.
"She raised three boys...she was an amazing mother of three boys Ryder, Trevor, and Trent" he told Daily Voice. "She was the Light of my life...She has done nothing but good to anything she touched. I love her so much I can't even believe that she gone." Fickett said.
Fickett wants people to know she was "a walking breathing angel. I'm a combat veteran and she was able to teach me to love myself and her deeply." She had a soul very full of life and was excited to be starting a new chapter soon in Florida. "She was so happy though we were moving to Florida... she wasn't that unhappy." He added that he is "so lost without her" and knows she "deserved to be on a pedestal!"
She is survived by her children, her husband, sister, extended family, and friends.
Additional information has not been released by officials or authorities.
Kirsten's sister Jennifer Keefer has set up a GoFundMe campaign page to help "raise money for the guidance and support that her children will need during this long hard road ahead along with any other needs they might be faced with. All of the money donated will be going straight to these two boys and their future and to get help getting through this and to live a healthy life and be able to follow their dreams and have a bright future ahead. To be able to do the things their mother had planned for them and their future."
The campaign has raised $11,425 of a $20,000 goal from 160 donors in the first two days with the top donation of $1,000 coming from the Brewbaker family.
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