Hero Mom’s Road to Recovery

Amy first joined The Doctors in March 2014, when she described how she became partially paralyzed after heroically serving as a human shield to protect her two children when a tornado destroyed her home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, eight years earlier. Although her sons survived with little to no injury, Amy sustained a concussion, brain damage and a spinal cord injury. 

“I’m not able to do so many things I used to be able to do,” she said at the time. “I want to still be the mom that I was before.”

At the time of her appearance, Amy explained that she needed another surgery to replace the screws in her back, which would re-stabilize her spine and reduce the pain that she was experiencing daily. The Doctors sent her to orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Hooman Melamed for a free consultation. Dr. Melamed then agreed to perform the necessary procedure to help Amy regain her mobility.

Watch as Dr. Melamed performs the delicate spine surgery, and see how Amy is doing today:


Amy says that now that she finally feels balanced and is healing well, she looks forward to one day walking again.