17-year-old Breckenridge cyclist recovering from traumatic brain injury

By Ben Trollinger

On July 10 in Aurora, Amanda Eckhoff was sitting in a hospital courtyard when a golden retriever named Skipper hopped up and licked her face. For the first time since a devastating accident on June 27, the Breckenridge teenager smiled, if only slightly.“It was the biggest half-smile I’ve ever seen,” said her father, Bill Eckhoff.For the past two weeks, he has slept by Amanda’s bedside at Children’s Hospital of Colorado, watching her deal with the pain and waiting uncertainly to hear news on her condition. But in that one instant — when the family dog showed its love and sparked …

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