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Mother, daughter OK after kidney transplant

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An Edinburgh woman and her daughter were doing well Thursday after a live-donor kidney transplant.

Anna Rhoades received a kidney from her daughter, Diana Boggs, on Wednesday as part of a lifesaving surgery at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.

The 74-year-old woman was diagnosed with Stage 5 renal disease 11 years ago, and the transplant was crucial to her survival.

Boggs traveled from Lafayette, Tennessee, on Saturday for pre-operation exams and the surgery itself. She said that, as a healthy 56-year-old, she wanted to do all she could to make sure the surgery went well for her mother.

Rhoades’ daughter, Carla Meyer, said late Wednesday that the surgery was a “huge success” and thanked all those who have supported the family with donations and prayers.

Boggs’ IV and monitors had been taken off Thursday, meaning she was able to walk and visit her mother, Meyer said. And Rhoades was sitting up in a chair and able to go for a short walk around her hospital room, Meyer said.

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