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Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago underwent a kidney transplant, she revealed on Instagram.
Santiago in her post proudly said that her brother shared his kidney with her, giving her a new life.
“Thank you to my baby brother’s love and bean I am changed. Thank you world for showing me kindness and patience and ofcourse to my family, friends and strangers for your support, countless prayers and positive energy," she wrote on her post.
"FINALLY AFTER THE 3rd TIME AND 3 YEARS OF DIALYSIS! I FEEL BRAND NEW!!! I FEEL LOVED AND RENEWED! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!" she added.
In a separate post, the beauty queen shared photos from her last and first time dialyzing.
"Dialysis helped me stay clean for 3 years which initially saved my life," she noted, and then thanked his doctors and nurses.
"I thank Dr Willem Johan Kolff, the father of Dialysis and ofcourse our Renal rockstar my Dialysis doctor, Dr Chan of Toronto General who pushed HOME HEMO DIALYSIS. My nurses, ELizabeth Wong and Eduardo Magtoto who tirelessly helped me for 3years," she wrote.
"Bea Rose Santiago, Dialysis patient now TRANSPLANT PATIENT saying AS LONG AS WE’RE TOGETHER, THERE WILL BE HOPE!" she ended her post.
Contributed by Joanna Joyce Ojena