Lindsey and her husband Blake stand with Cleveland Clinic medical staff as they announce she was the nation's first uterus transplant patient, March 7, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio
Marvin Fong—AP
By NBC News
March 8, 2016

A 26-year-old woman who is the first U.S. patient to get a uterus transplant says she is grateful for the chance to give birth to a child after having prayed for years.

The young woman, identified only as Lindsey, said she’d adopted three “beautiful little boys” but yearned to also experience pregnancy. She spoke briefly to reporters from her wheelchair.

“I am so thankful to this amazing team of doctors and all the nurses and staff who have worked around the clock to ensure my safety,” Lindsey said…

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