Dallas hospital surprises 99-year-old patient with birthday party

Dorothy Lowman's birthday was on Saturday.

ByJOI-MARIE MCKENZIE via via logo
January 26, 2018, 3:57 PM
PHOTO: Dorothy Lowman, who will turn 99 on Jan. 27, was feted with a surprise birthday party Thursday by the Medical City Dallas doctors who operated on her.
Dorothy Lowman, who will turn 99 on Jan. 27, was feted with a surprise birthday party Thursday by the Medical City Dallas doctors who operated on her.
Medical City Dallas

— -- One elderly woman celebrated her upcoming milestone birthday at the same hospital where she received a life-saving treatment.

Dorothy Lowman, who will turn 99 on Saturday, was treated to a surprise birthday party last Thursday thanks to the nurses and doctors at Medical City Dallas in Texas.

The party came one month after she underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure. She was diagnosed last November with aortic stenosis, a disease that occurs when the valve narrows.

PHOTO: Dorothy Lowman, who's set to turn 99 on Jan. 27, was feted with a surprise birthday party
Dorothy Lowman, who's set to turn 99 on Jan. 27, was feted with a surprise birthday party
Medical City Dallas

"What a surprise! I was at a loss for words," Lowman told ABC News in a statement.

Lowman added that she's now "feeling great" and her health "continues to improve."

"I can’t think of a better place to celebrate turning 99 than with my Medical City Dallas family," she said.

PHOTO: Dr. Bruce Bowers from Medical City Dallas in Texas with the birthday girl, Dorothy Lowman.
Dr. Bruce Bowers from Medical City Dallas in Texas with the birthday girl, Dorothy Lowman.
Medical City Dallas

Lisa Johnson, a nurse practitioner who helped plan the birthday party, said that when staff learned that Lowman would be celebrating a birthday at the same time as her one month follow-up appointment, they decided to plan something special.

PHOTO: The staff at Medical City Dallas in Texas pose with birthday girl, Dorothy Lowman.
The staff at Medical City Dallas in Texas pose with birthday girl, Dorothy Lowman.
Medical City Dallas

"We knew we had to do something to celebrate her life and how great she is feeling just one month after her TAVR procedure," she said.

PHOTO: The birthday cake at Dorothy Lowman's surprise birthday party.
The birthday cake at Dorothy Lowman's surprise birthday party.
Medical City Dallas

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