Mother of 3, wife of deployed soldier: dual transplant

KXXV |  Brooke Badnarz

TEMPLE, TX (KXXV) - 2016 was a record year for Scott & White Medical Center as they performed 96 total transplants.

The transplants included kidneys, pancreas and hearts.

Talitha Juristo was one patient who received two transplants -- a kidney and pancreas.

"I looked at my oldest who's 13, and I said 'Ty, I just got the best birthday present ever,' and he's like 'You got it?' And so he literally jumped up out of the bed and ran out the door and told my mom before I could because I was still sitting on the bedroom floor just in shock," Juristo said.

After two months of dialysis, Juristo found out she would be receiving a new kidney and pancreas in the final hours of her 36th birthday. Continue reading