Mother of twins who fought cancer while pregnant receives bone marrow transplant

SAN PEDRO, LOS ANGELES -- The local woman who fought cancer while pregnant with twins finally received her bone marrow transplant on Saturday.

Susie Rabaca, 36, is fighting leukemia. She needed a bone marrow transplant that was a 100-percent match, but her mixed heritage made it difficult to find a donor.

While searching through the 30 million registered donors in the Be The Match registry, a perfect match wasn't found. But after her story went viral and thousands more registered to help her, good news came.

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Susie Rabaca, who has leukemia, is expecting twins and needs a bone-marrow transplant to save her life.

"I got the call that I had an identified 10 out of 10 perfect match," Rabaca shared with Eyewitness News in a previous interview.

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A Southern California woman pregnant with twins has found the perfect bone-marrow donor just weeks after her touching story went viral.

A record 60,000 people signed up to be donors.

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A record-breaking number of people signed up to be potential bone-marrow donors to help a SoCal leukemia patient who is about to give birth to twins.

Just weeks after finding the perfect match, Rabaca gave birth to twins Ryan and Rainey last month.

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A Southern California woman battling cancer while pregnant has given birth to twins just a week after finding the perfect bone-marrow donor.

Rabaca's mother on Saturday took photos of her smiling daughter while at City of Hope in Duarte. As for the donor, the person's name remains a mystery.
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