Michelle Knight Needs "Facial Reconstruction" After Cleveland Re

Michelle Knight Needs "Facial Reconstruction" After Cleveland Rescue, Grandmother Says

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One of the women who spent a decade in captivity is still being treated for anxiety, but CBS Cleveland affiliate WOIO-TV reports that Michelle Knight is hospitalized for possible reconstructive surgery to heal injuries suffered at the hands of her accused attacker.

Knight's grandmother, Deborah Knight, confirmed the information, telling WOIO-TV: "When she was severely beaten, he had beat her so bad in the face, she has to have facial reconstruction, and she's lost hearing in one ear."

Records obtained by WOIO-TV show Knight also may have faced physical abuse before she was kidnapped.

Records show David Feckley was charged and convicted in the early 2000s of child endangerment, for breaking the arm of Knight's infant son. He served eight years in prison. But a rape charge was dropped when the alleged victim, Knight, couldn't be found. She went missing in 2002.

Knight wasn't seeing visitors Thursday, not even her family. On Wednesday, her mother, in from Naples, Fla., met with Knight briefly at Metro Health Medical Center. A relative said the meeting was strained, and Knight asked her mom to leave.

Meanwhile, the community is showing its love and concern for Knight, lighting up social media. Someone even offered her a place to stay. One woman stopped by Knight's grandmother's house Thursday morning with balloons and flowers.

"I wanted to let her know people are thinking about her," said Lindsey Perkins, a total stranger.

On Thursday evening, friends and concerned citizens hosted a "balloon release" to honor her escape.

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