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“Amazing Aimee” Defying the Odds After Serious Illness


FEEDING HILLS, Mass. (WGGB) — Feeding Hills resident, Aimee Beaudette, was always very involved in the community while growing up.

Beaudette was an honor role student and an athlete. She attended Framingham State University and was a successful student there too.

In 2006, her senior year of college, her entire world as she knew it changed.

One day Beaudette’s stomach was bothering her. The ache quickly spiraled into an unknown virus that put pressure on her brain.

After removing part of brain at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, her family was given news that nobody ever wants to hear.

“The doctors in Boston said she’d never open her eyes, she’d never be off the feeding tube or the breathing machine ever again,” said her mother Janet.

Beaudette was an infant in an adult body and had to re-learn everything.

Six years later, Beaudette is now 28 years old and defying all odds. She works each and every day with physical, vision, and speech therapy.

She is beginning to speak again and even standing on her own two feet, and balancing.

When Beaudette came home, she wanted a pet, so she picked out a puppy who has been very therapeutic during her recovery.

The dog’s name, Believe, and that is the word she and her family live by.

“We believe, when she just got sick we knew we had to believe, you gotta’ believe. Everything in her room is believe, everywhere you look is believe.”

Beaudette looks beyond any disability and focuses on her abilities, but there is one thing that bothers her.

“Sometimes it really aggravates me, that people get frustrated at the silly things in life,” says both Aimee and her mother.

Through recovery, she has been surrounded with love and support from her family, doctors, friends, and the entire community.

They all call her, “Amazing Aimee”

If you would like to make a donation to Aimee’s “wish” fund just mail checks payable to : Aimee Beaudette @ United Bank. 1325 Springfield St suite 2 Feeding Hills , MA 01030 atten: Patti Wallinovich

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