In November of 2004, Amanda was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. This condition leads to high blood pressure in the arteries that supply the lungs with blood. People suffering from PHT often experience fatigue, dizziness and shortness of breath. Amanda tires easily and is unable to engage in any type of rigorous physical activity. She is also on daily medications and must be monitored closely by her doctors.
This incredibly courageous girl is a huge fan of singing sensation, Rihanna! She’s such a big fan that when asked for her number one wish, Amanda knew just what to ask for: she wanted to meet the star in person. Amanda had the time of her life in New York City where she enjoyed an exciting visit with her idol at the Kodak Theater!
Sadly, Amanda passed a few years after receiving her forever wish.