Amanda Flores: Quadruple Amputee Walks Down the Aisle to Marry the Love of Her Life
Amanda Flores was determined to walk down the aisle to Frank Bordoy, the love of her life, who supported Amanda throughout the illness that led to the amputation of all four of her limbs. In August 2018, her dream came true as she successfully walked down the aisle on her two prosthetic legs.
In November 2014, Amanda Flores, mother of two, 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.
With such a traumatic, life-changing event, Amanda’s family expected her now-husband Frank Bordoy to leave. But Frank did not waver; he stood beside her without hesitation.
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 walked down the aisle to the man of her dreams.
See Amanda on CBS Evening News
In 2018, CBS Evening News featured Amanda’s inspiring story.
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