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Amy had ambitious plans for Broadway…Until, the week before her high school senior prom, Amy abruptly developed a blood clot, her stomach exploded in the operating room of the hospital, and, after both her lungs collapsed, she nearly died. After waking up from a coma, several months later, covered in tubes, bags, and drains, she was told she had no stomach, anymore, couldn’t eat or drink, and nobody could tell her when or if she ever would be able to again. After 27 surgeries and six of the past ten years unable to drink a drop of liquid, Amy’s digestive system was miraculously reconstructed and she could begin putting her life back together.
“As a survivor and “thriver” of nearly 30 surgeries, a coma, and a decade of medical trauma, I have been challenged with moments of extreme difficulty. But, as an artist, newlywed, actress, 28-year old college student, and overall lover of life, I’ve learned so much from this beautiful detour. Now, my life’s passion is to share my message and tell my story, in the hope that it will inspire other people to find gratitude in the miracles of every day.” – Amy
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