Monica Jorge just had her 38th surgery
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Oprah says one of her favorite guests this season was Monica Jorge, a healthy mom who'd just given birth to her second child when her body was ravaged by a flesh-eating bacteria. Doctors had to amputate Monica's arms and legs to save her, but she told Oprah her focus was on her kids. "When they told me they were doing it, I said: 'Okay, do it. Just get it done so I can do what I need to do so I can go home,'" she said.

After the show, viewers across the country sent in e-mails explaining how Monica had inspired them. "Thank you for reminding me to have gratitude for what I have instead of sorrow for what I don't," one viewer wrote. "Today I'm going to face my messy house and tons of errands with a smile on my face."

Monica is currently recovering from her 38th surgery. Her husband says it went well and that it will greatly improve her quality of life.

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Published on April 21, 2009

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