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A year after transplant, NY girl lives renewed life

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A year ago, Gabriella Falzarine was too weak to stand on her own. She has FSGS, a kidney disease. Last year, doctors told Gabriella's mom that her daughter may not have much time left.

The then-13-year-old girl from Ulster County, N.Y., desperately needed a new kidney, but several doctors thought she was too sick to be on the donor list.

Refusing to give up hope, Dianne, her mom, came to Fox 5 asking for help. That decision changed their lives. After seeing the stories, a Fox 5 viewer decided to give Gabriella a gift no one expected: a kidney.

Our cameras were there as Gabriella went in for her transplant at Mount Sinai exactly one year ago.

For the first time in years, Gabriella is now back in school. She now only has to visit the doctor once a month.

The little girl who was once given no hope is now hoping to become a surgeon so she can help kids just like her.

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