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Mother-daughter team makes history at Ironman competition

Determined to give her daughter Liza an active life after she suffered a traumatic brain injury, Beth James competed in marathons and triathlons with her. Now they've made history after completing an Ironman together.Lester Holt shares their story.

Posted by NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • The University of Texas Medical School in Galveston, Texas

Amy Girand, PA-C

Amy Girand is a board certified physician assistant licensed in the state of Colorado and Texas. She has been in practice for over 19 years, assisting in surgery and clinical evaluations, in several areas of Orthopedics.


Amy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stephen F. Austin State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Rehabilitation.  She attended The University of Texas Medical School in Galveston, Texas where she received her post-graduate degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Prior to joining gO Orthopedics, Amy has spent over 15 years working with some of the top orthopedic surgeons in Dallas. Amy has also routinely participated with a medical missionary team that travels to Peru where they perform complex orthopedic surgeries.


Outside of medicine, Amy enjoys cross-country skiing, fat bike riding, camping, and spending time with her two daughters, two dogs, and husband.