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Two weeks ago, local singer Amy Brown appeared on Good Morning Texas.

Viewers couldn't detect that she wasn't feeling well.

Just five days after that, she got the call she had been waiting for.

Brown needed a double transplant a pancreas and kidney and she got both, donated by a 19-year-old boy. The transplant took place at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

Now she can't say thank you enough.

I get a little weepy when I talk about it, because it's very special, she said.

Brown has battled diabetes since she was five years old. Now, with a new pancreas and kidney, she hopes to never worry about her blood sugar levels again.

I feel a lot of gratefulness... that is an understatement, she said. I am overwhelmed with joy and gratitude for my donor and the fact that this has happened.

Now, Brown says she has more energy than ever.

It's a night-and-day difference. It's hard to describe, because I physically feel so different, she said. 'Thankful' seems like such a small word to me, because it's such a big thing to describe such big emotions.

Leaving the hospital for Brown is like starting a new life; one she will cherish even more than before.

I do feel a great responsibility to honor what the donor has done for me, and to honor the blessing that has been given to me, she said.

Brown says every day brings a new surprise. Living life without diabetes means new freedom.

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