Friday, June 8, 2012

We thought that since so many of you are following Jamie, it might be nice to post some of her pictures from her time as Mrs. Idaho America 2009 at the top of her blog.  We will continue to find pictures and post them.  Jamie has touched the hearts of so many people.  She is now needing those that she has helped or been a friend to, to pray for her.  There is a fund being set up in Jamie's name as she did not have medical coverage at the time of the accident.  Stay tuned and we will post more information about Jamie and the fund that is being set up.  Mandi, Susan and Sher ~ Directors for Mrs. Idaho America.

Even More GREAT News!

Nick was just given good news. He was told that Jamie doesn't fit the mold of most head trauma patients. When the doctors first saw her CT Scan they were expecting the worst. She has improved beyond their expectations and is surprising everyone. They might even have her try to sit on the edge of her bed today. Good job Jamie!
What Happened?
This is a quick synopsis of the events that occurred Wednesday night June 6, 2012. Nick and Jamie Hilton and I went to Hells Canyon to fish for salmon. We arrived at 7pm and Nick got Jamie set up to start fishing while he and I finished getting setup. We were fishing on the culvert which is a large concrete structure that was used to divert water during the construction of the dam (I think). Jamie had her line in the river and her line had a hit on it. Nick instructed her to pull on the line to set the hook when the bobber action occurred. Within a few minutes another hit occurred and told her to lift up to set the hook. Jamie did and stepped back, lost her footing and fell backwards off the platform. Nick watched the fall and called out to her. She had fallen 10-12 feet and landed on her back on two large rocks and slid off onto the ground. Nick got to her first and we began to assess the situation. 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. I told him not to move her but he could not leave her in that condition and but her back up on the deck. After making sure she was somewhat stable efforts were made to get help. 911 was called and the EMT unit arrived from Halfway Oregon sometime around 830pm. Life Flight was notified to be en route and efforts were made for extraction. Jamie was somewhat responsive but had obviously sustained a major head injury. She was put into the helicopter at 1115pm Wednesday night heading for Boise. Nick and I drove to Boise and arrived at 130am Thursday. 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. After surgery she was put into the ICU where she has been sedated and placed on a breathing machine. They monitor her progress every hour and have been able to elicit responses from her. Her condition is progressing but it is a critical time.

I will give you more updates as they occur. Thanks for all you are doing. It will be a long road for Nick, Jamie and their family.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

YMCA Christmas 10K with Mrs. Central Idaho

The first is me with my husband and two kids after the YMCA Christmas 10K that my husband and I ran together.
Melinda McMullin
Mrs. Central Idaho

Friday, January 22, 2010

Speaking to the Youth

Hi Mandi,

I worked with this great group of young ladies tonight. We had a great discussion about how the small decisions we make in life will create the people we become in the future.
Jamie Mrs. Idaho America 2009

Mrs. Idaho speaks to Girl Scout Group

Jamie Mrs. Idaho America 2009 and Sondra Mrs. Boise 2010 made an appearance together, here is what Jamie had to say:

Here are some pics from Sondra and I's adventure. We spoke with the Visions Girl Scout's today. We discussed the importance of finding good friends, what qualities to look for, and withstanding peer pressure. We had a great uplifting time. Thanks Sondra for the opportunity!
Posted by Mandi Feely

Monday, January 18, 2010

2010 Mrs. Idaho America Blog

Be sure to check out the 2010 Mrs. Idaho America Blog at

We are excited for the 2010 pageant that is set for April 25th at Capital High Schools prestigous auditorium. If you would like information on the pageant email the Mrs. Idaho Team at or call Susan at 208-859-3809 or Sher at 890-3722.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mrs. Eastern Idaho spreads Christmas Cheer

Natasha sent these photos to me and here is her email:
We are busy spreading more Christmas cheer! Tonight my kids and I sang at The Willows, another retirement home. We entertained the residents while they ate dinner and then joined a few of them for a slice of banana cream pie. Yum!!
Sorry for the delay in posting Natasha, the holiday's have been crazy. Mandi Feely Idaho Pageant Board