NEW YORK - The family of an 11-year-old girl badly burned by scalding water is speaking out just days after the attack.
Two of Jamoneisha Merritt's cousins visited her at Harlem Hospital on Wednesday.
They say doctors will not let her look at her injuries because they are still so severe.
But otherwise, Jamoneisha's in good spirits.
"I could only be with her for a little bit because I can't hold myself together, I don't want her to see me cry or anything, so like when I was there, it was just talking. We wasn't talking about the incident. We was talking about something different - try to take her mind off of that," said Yolanda Richardson, Jamoneisha's cousin.
"She seemed to still have the same energy like nothing ain't change her. She's still smiling, joking. laughing, yeah she's doing good though," said Starshanae Nixon, Jamoneisha's cousin.
Merritt suffered burns to her burns to her face, neck, shoulders and chest.
She was at a sleepover Monday morning when other girls threw boiling water on her as part of a trend her mother called the "Hot Water Challenge."
A 12-year-old girl has been charged with felony assault.