Amber Rose's farm accident

Feb. 19, 2019


Seven-year-old Amber Rose's playtime on the farm turned tragic when a 600-pound tractor tire and rim toppled on her.

In a 15-hour surgery, Uldis Bite, M.D., a craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgeon at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, operated on Amber Rose to help rebuild her nose and realign her eyes, while Elizabeth A. Bradley, M.D., a Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist, operated on her damaged eye socket.

Other Mayo Clinic specialists restored Amber Rose's ability to smile and her jaw's flexibility and alignment, and preserved her sinus function.