The Jorges' dream house
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In 2007, days after giving birth, Jorge developed a horrific infection that forced doctors to amputate her arms and legs. A Globe magazine story chronicling her recovery caught the attention of Winfrey, who had Monica on her show. Winfrey named Monica a Warrior Mom, gave her a new SUV, and vowed to build her a new home, all expenses paid (translation: no mortgage).