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The Doctors – Mother Paralyzed By Tornado Finds Relief

A mother, paralyzed while protecting her children during a tornado, found relief in the capable hands of Dr. Hooman Melamed. "The Doctors" television show chronicled her journey to relief. Amy Hawkins had her middle back (thoracic spine) crushed as she covered her children from the onslaught of a tornado ripping through her home. Emergency surgery had attempted to repair the damage and stabilize her back, but the result was severe pain. Eventually, the screws placed in her spine began to fail. Amy was told she needed to undergo another back surgery. Knowing who to turn to, The Doctors television show connected Amy with Dr. Melamed who would perform a complex surgery to firm up her spine and provide her with relief.