For 60 Years This Lady Thought She Was Living With A Tumor. Then Doctors Revealed The Truth

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In a peaceful Chilean town on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Estela Melendez has lived a quiet life. One day she suffered a fall, however, and doctors discovered something that would permanently change her life. At first, the medics suspected a tumor – but little could have prepared them for the incredible truth.

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Back in June 2015 a strange story surfaced in the press. It told the shocking tale of 91-year-old Melendez, who lives in the Chilean town of La Boca. Located some 100 miles southwest of Santiago, La Boca is a sleepy place bordered by the ocean on one side and the Rapel River in the north.

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In La Boca, Melendez had lived a relatively uneventful life. Her husband, Gonzalez, earned his living from the sea, working as a boater and reeling in fish. And the couple were married for 74 years before Gonzalez passed away in January 2015 at the age of 91.

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