Hero of the Year finalist Jamie

As a Hero of the Month recipient, these super heroes were eligible to be nominated for Kids Wish Network’s Hero of the Year.

At 8 years old, Jamie’s life forever changed. She was playing with a friend and accidentally shot by a gun. The bullet entered above her eyebrow and went through the back of her head. Every minute for survival counted… Jamie was airlifted to the hospital and underwent a 4 ½ hour surgery to remove part of her skull and pieces of the bullet. She was on life support for 3 days, and spent 7 weeks in the hospital undergoing several procedures. Jamie also underwent Occupational Therapy to strengthen her left hand. Her certified child life specialist at Carilion Children’s Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia was so impressed with her determination and progress, calling her a miracle. She experienced extreme trauma, and worked hard with her therapists to the point where she can now stand and walk some with assistance.

 

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