When you first meet thirteen year old Amelia, she appears to be a normal, enthusiastic and fun loving teenager. But when you take a moment to get to know her you’ll find that Amelia’s story is far from normal.
Amelia’s medical journey began when she was only two years old after what appeared to be the flu. After several days of misdiagnosis, Amelia’s mom took her to another doctor who knew her case was much more severe. Within fifteen minutes Amelia and her mom were in an ambulance being transported and admitted into the hospital for pneumonia. What was meant to be a simple hospital visit – an IV and prescription of antibiotics to beat the infection – did not go as planned.