Beauty Queen Recovers From Horrific Accident, Had Skull Implanted In Stomach
See the amazing photos of Jamie Hilton's recovery — from the surgery that put a piece of her skull in her stomach to her inspiring appearance on the Today show.
On June 6, former Mrs. Idaho Jamie Hilton fell off a concrete platform while salmon fishing with her husband, Nick, and her brother-in-law.
According to a blog post written later by her brother-in-law, Hilton fell 10-12 feet, landing on her back on two large rocks.
No blood. No broken bones. She was non-responsive and was not breathing. Nick began to pick her up and she began to breathe again ... [At the hospital] Jamie underwent a CT scan and immediate surgery to relieve the pressure of the cranial cavity on the brain. A portion of her skull was removed to allow for the swelling.
Her family continued chronicling Hilton's progress on the blog: