Amy’s Victory Dance Turning Tragedy into Triumph A Film by an Award Winning and Emmy Nominee Mr. Brian Thomas – “Amy is the most inspirational person I’ve ever met” – Chita Rivera Overview:
On May 1st of 2009, Amy Jordan a New York City based former professional dancer crossed the street and was hit and ran over by a 15 ton NYC Express bus pinning her under the wheel, knocking her unconscious and completely crushing her right leg. As she regains consciousness and while experiencing total loss of sensation on the right side of her body, her immediate thought was, “ Am I ever going to dance again?” Her second thought was, “ If I survive the night there will be a Victory Dance! “
The first hospital she was sent to recommended an amputation. However, Amy demanded a second opinion that led her being transferred to New York Presbyterian Hospital’s burn unit. She underwent 18 excruciating and complex surgeries in order to salvage and reconstruct her right leg on which she suffered traumatic cardiac complications and severe bacterial infections in her bones on top of her already existing medical comorbidity of Type 1 Insulin Dependent Diabetes. Throughout, her recovery she underwent thousands of rehabilitation hours in order to regain her function and live with utmost independence.
Story: This documentary chronicles Amy Jordan’s triumphant path back to the stage after that fatal accident that almost turned into losing her right leg and nearly costing her life. From her daily diabetes management and navigating through all the challenges of New York City complicating it some more with her diabetes related visual impairments. (total blindness of left eye, absence of peripheral vision and right 20/25 tunnel vision).