LOS ANGELES — A California mother who battled leukemia while pregnant found a rare, perfect match bone marrow donor just days before delivering twins.
Media outlets report 36-year-old Susie Rabaca of Los Angeles gave birth to healthy boy and girl twins Thursday after a trying pregnancy. Rabaca, already a mom to three children, was a few months pregnant when she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive form of cancer.
Then, just days before she was set to deliver the twins, Rabaca received good news.
"I got the call that I had an identified 10 out of 10 perfect match," she told KABC-TV.
Rabaca will start the transplant process just after Christmas, when she'll undergo and chemotherapy and be isolated from her twins for a month. So the mother of five is trying to enjoy her time with her infants now.
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