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Amanda Flores

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On November 2014, mother of two, Amanda Flores was diagnosed with the flu after suffering from aches and a terrible sore throat. It wasn't long before her symptoms worsened and she was rushed to the hospital where they discovered she had undiagnosed strep throat, leading to sepsis—a condition in which the kidneys begin to shut down after the immune system is overwhelmed from infection.

Amanda's blood stopped flowing to her limbs. To save her life, doctors had to amputate all four of her limbs. During this time, her now-husband, Frank Bordoy, stood beside her without hesitation.With such a traumatic, life-changing event, Amanda's family expected Frank to leave. However, Frank did not waver.

Just one month after Amanda's amputations took place, he got down on one knee and proposed. Amanda quickly said yes, but only if she could walk down the aisle.

On August 11, 2018, Amanda did exactly what she sought out to do and walked down the aisle to the man of her dreams.


 

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