Hilda Cabrales, who was left unconscious outside a Los Angeles hospital two hours after her model friend Christy Giles' dead body was dumped outside a different hospital in the area, died the day before her 27th birthday.
The 26-year-old passed away Sunday after doctors at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles declared her brain dead on Friday, Cabrales' father, Luis Cabrales Rivera, confirmed to The Sun.
Rivera, along wither her mother, Marcela Arzola, decided to donate Cabrales' organs as a her 'last act of love'.
'My daughter would have been 27 today and we are very, very, very sad because it's a loss that we will never forget and nothing will ever be able to fill,' Rivera said.
'This was a very, very hard process for us, sixteen days of anguish, but I also believe that God gave us that time to prepare to accept what was going to happen.'
Hilda Cabrales (right), who was left unconscious outside a Los Angeles hospital two hours after her model friend Christy Giles' (left) dead body was dumped outside a different hospital in the area, died the day before her 27th birthday
The 26-year-old passed away Sunday after doctors at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles declared her brain dead on Friday
Cabrales, 26, and Giles, 24, went out on Friday, November 13, for a 'very normal' night with a third friend who wishes to remain anonymous.
The next day, after not replying to text messages for nearly 12 hours, Giles' dead body was left on the sidewalk by men in balaclavas driving a black Prius with no plates at Southern California Hospital in Culver City at 5 pm on November 14.
Surveillance footage recorded the men dumping Cabrales' unconscious body outside Kaiser Permanente hospital in West LA two hours later.
Cabrales' parents immediately flew from Mexico to be by their daughters' side when they learned of the tragedy.
'Her mother Marcela, my younger daughter Fernanda, my wife Carolina, and I were with her, saying goodbye,' Rivera said, recalling his final moments with his daughter.
'At 6pm we went down with her to the operating room, and the medical staff paid homage to her for the great act of love she was doing by donating her organs.'
The family paid their respects to Cabrales and honored her with a moment of silence, as well as the playing of her favorite song.
Surveillance footage recorded men dumping Cabrales' unconscious body outside Kaiser Permanente Hospital (pictured) in West Los Angeles
Cabrales died the day before her 27th birthday. Her family decided to donate her organs as a her 'last act of love'
'My daughter would have been 27 today and we are very, very, very sad because it's a loss that we will never forget and nothing will ever be able to fill,' her father Luis Cabrales Rivera (pictured) said
He also read his daughter a heartbreaking letter before the donation process began. It said:
'My daughter, my precious girl, I love you and always will. You have been and always will be my beautiful girl.
'Go to heaven without any worry. Even though your physical departure hurts us we know you are going to a better place. Don't worry about anything my queen, I will wait for the day in which I can hug you again.
'My love, thank you for all these years and for having taught me so much. I will look after your boy Tomas (Cabrales' dog) and your sister Fer.
'Caro and I will always have you in our heart and mind, rest in peace my daughter, my Hiyi (Cabrales' nickname).'
Soon afterwards, Cabrales was taken into the operating room.
'We left at 7pm to get some rest but with the certainty that our girl is in the presence of God, resting and waiting for justice in her case,' he said.
'At around midnight we received a call from the organ transplant department to say that the process had ended and thank us again for making the decision to give life to others.'
Doctors told Rivera they were going to donate at least nine of Cabrales' organs.
'In a year's time we may be able to meet with the people who received the organs,' he said. 'As a family, we would like to know where our girl is, although we of course respect people's privacy too.'
They expect to receive her ashes in four to six weeks, at which time the family will take her to Monterrey - where she lived for the last ten years - so her friends can say goodbye. Then she will be taken to her final resting place in Durango.
Rivera (left) said they were able to donate at least nine of Cabrales' (right) organs
Rivera wrote a final farewell to his daughter, in which he said they would take care of her dog, Tomas (pictured)
Cabrales was an interior designer who had just moved to Los Angeles from Mexico in July to take a job as project manager for a design company. She graduated cum laude as an architect from Monterrey University two years ago.
She and Giles went out to the SoHo House in downtown LA and then a nearby warehouse party on the night they died.
The two women left the party in downtown LA with men they allegedly met and ended up at an apartment