Thanks to the gift of organ donations, Kyle Blanchard received a new lease on life.

It’s been just about two months since Kyle underwent heart and lung transplants.

Since then, he’s been in a Dallas hospital recovering and rehabilitating.

Kyle had to learn how to walk, eat and talk again, and you’ll be surprised at how far he’s already come.

Photojournalist Foster Gaines takes us to the big surprise on Tuesday, as those who’ve cheered Kyle on through his recovery were waiting for his much anticipated return to Wichita Falls.