Meet Jamie Hilton. Jamie was the 2009 Mrs. Idaho America. She has been a friend of mine for over 11 years. Everyone that knows Jamie can see that she is beautiful inside and out. She exudes such kindness to everyone she meets.
On June 6th, 2012 Jamie had a life threatening accident while fishing in Hell’s Canyon. She lost her footing and fell 10-12 feet onto the rocks. When her husband Nick rushed to her side he found the she was not breathing and was non-responsive. They called 911 and the EMT’s took her to meet life flight. Jamie underwent a CT scan and immediate surgery to relieve the pressure of the cranial cavity on her brain. A portion of her skull was removed to allow for the swelling.
After 13 days in the hospital, much of which was spent in the ICU Jamie was allowed to go home and await another surgery to have her skull replaced. Jamie went in for a second surgery on July 18th. The surgery went really well and she has been able to make a full recovery.
The amazing thing about Jamie is that, not only did she survive this accident, she came out of it looking to help others. Her inner beauty continues to shine forth as she looks for ways to uplift and inspire others.
Boise Local in National Media:
Look for her inspiring story on the Today Show and Inside Edition on Monday October 1st. She will also appear on Anderson Cooper on Tuesday October 2nd.
As I’m sure you can imagine, these surgeries have left her family with a six figure medical bill! We created a facebook page to help raise awareness about Jamie Hilton’s inspiring story.
What can you do to help?
You can donate here: Determine the amount of money you save with coupons this week and use it to donate to Jamie’s fund to help with medical bills.
Like her on facebook: Like her page on facebook and share it with your friends.
Read about how Jamie is Lifting Others.
Read Jamie’s blog