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Amanda's Story:
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Amanda's story at North Colorado Medical Center

At North Colorado Medical Center, we have extraordinary patients. Patients like Amanda.

Amanda was on her way to Tahoe to snowboard when she hit black ice, ran into a pole and flipped her truck three times. She coded twice and as her heart stopped beating, North Colorado Medical Center emergency room staff called her parents to tell them to get to the hospital as soon as possible. However, Amanda, who is also a cancer survivor, hung on. She was in a coma for five days in the intensive care unit. She believes that it was Knockout, her boxer that she trained to be a therapy dog, who coaxed her out of the coma and back into the conscious world.

Amanda had fractured her skull, broken several ribs, both arms and a wrist. She spent two weeks at North Colorado Medical Center going though an extensive rehabilitation. “They took really good care of me even though I was ornery with all of them,’’ Amanda says.

Even though she is healed up, Amanda still spends a lot of time at the hospital. She volunteers in the Emergency department and she brings Knockout back as a therapy dog. Amanda knows how important it is for patients to feel a special connection with another living thing. “I don’t think I have ever come here with Knockout and not had somebody say you ‘You have made my whole day’. ''

Amanda: I am living proof.

North Colorado Medical Center
1801 16th Street
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 352-4121
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