“Amber is a true Hero”
Amber has demonstrated bravery more than once. Born 3 months premature with congenital heart defects, Amber has already faced four open heart surgeries. This year, she developed a dangerous staph infection that needed intense medical treatment at Mercy Medical Center.
Amber was placed on a heart and lung machine to treat her infection and needed medical rehabilitation for two months following her recovery. The 14-year-old dealt with throat issues, leg braces, and then developed pancreatitis.
Amber is described by her nominator as a “very kind person who treats others well” and has been “very brave with her constant IV starts.”
KWN knows Amber will continue to be brave throughout all her medical struggles and is proud to honor her as a Hero of the Month!