Son donates part of his liver to his mom, jokes he's off the hook for Mother's Day gifts

Brandon Finlayson donated part of his liver to his mom, Gwen, in February.

(CNN)A Utah woman is hepatitis free after getting a piece of her son's liver in a lifesaving transplant.

"I feel like we are gaining ground every day. Starting to hope and dream and thinking about the future," Gwen Finlayson told CNN affiliate KTVX.
The 63-year-old mother of four was diagnosed in 1991 with autoimmune hepatitis, which is caused by the body's immune system turning against the liver cells. Doctors warned that she would need a liver transplant in a few years