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An Alabama woman who spent her Thanksgiving at children's hospital says she has a lot to be thankful for.

Angela Lyles said her 17-year-old daughter, Kiyana Lemon, had a transplant when her liver shut down three years ago.
    
Kiyana's mom and her youngest brother spent their holiday in the Ronald McDonald House after Kiyana was in danger of rejecting her kidney.  
    
"I'm thankful she's alive because not too long ago her eyes were really yellow and we were afraid her liver was failing her. And she and I thought that she would be passing," said Lyles.

But Lyles says a miracle happened -- her daughter took a dramatic turn for the better. She  will no longer need a kidney and will even get to spend time and have dinner with family.

Lyles said that she encourages her friends to donate to the Ronald McDonald House at local restaurants "because it is going to a worthy cause."

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