‘Bionic’ mum who had her spine rebuilt is set to run half marathon

Amanda Craig from Walton Park, Preston is running a half marathon for charity after she suffered a horrific dog attack and then diagnosed with a condition that was going to paralyse her.'10h June 2015
Amanda Craig from Walton Park, Preston is running a half marathon for charity after she suffered a horrific dog attack and then diagnosed with a condition that was going to paralyse her.'10h June 2015
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A BIONIC mum today revealed she has been rebuilt by the NHS after being saved from paralysis by risky surgery.

Amanda Craig, 43, of Kilngate, Walton Park, near Preston, was suddenly diagnosed with a degenerative spinal condition and was on the brink of becoming paralysed.

She underwent a very tricky operation which involved medics moving the jugular vein in her neck to get to her spine.

Her compressed spinal cord was treated by removing discs and spacers, screws, titanium plates and donor bone were inserted in her neck.

The procedure was a success and, incredibly, only a few months later, Amanda is to run a half marathon this weekend.

Her latest ordeal came just a few years after she had to have her arm rebuilt with skin grafts from her leg after a dog attack.

Despite her ordeals, Amanda today described herself as “lucky”.

Read the full interview with Amanda here