A family in California has a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Their matriarch is able to celebrate the holiday after receiving the gift of life, twice.
Gudelia Bustamante is thankful for her life this Thanksgiving. The 58 year old mother of three and grandmother of seven, survived a rare, double organ transplant.
After suffering congestive heart failure and liver failure, she needed a transplant of both organs and finally received them four months ago at UCLA medical center.
Over the past 20 years, doctors here have performed only three of these combined transplants.
Gudelia's speedy recovery surprised everyone and she her credits loved ones for carrying her through.
She also gives thanks to the unknown donor who lost her life and saved hers.
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