This week I had the chance to talk to Jamie Hilton and her doctor, Dr. Thomas Manning from Neuroscience Associates.
If you don't know Jamie's story, it is pretty amazing. Jamie is Mrs. Idaho America 2009. On June 6, 2012 she suffered a severe brain injury when she fell during a fishing trip in Hell's Canyon. Doctors removed part of her skull to let her brain swell. She woke up from surgery with two-thirds of her head shaved, and a piece of her skull in her abdomen. Afterward, medical staff kept that piece of skull in Hilton's abdomen so it would be nourished until they could reattach it.
Doctors left the piece of skull in Hilton's abdomen for 42 days. These days Jamie says she is still recovering. She recently released balloons with her family on the year anniversary of the accident. Here is what she had to say.