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The miracle happened!

The miracle happened!

Susan Torres (26), a pregnant woman with three months of brain death in Virginia Hospital, USA, and artificially kept alive in order to save the child she was pregnant with, has given birth to a 0.8 kg girl and 34.3 cm. The little girl was born on Tuesday, at 15.20 (Romanian time), by Caesarean section, after 26 weeks of pregnancy and will be named Susan Anne Catherine Torres.

Susan Torres (26), a pregnant woman with three months of brain death in Virginia Hospital, USA, and artificially kept alive in order to save the child she was pregnant with, has given birth to a 0.8 kg girl and 34.3 cm. The little girl was born on Tuesday, at 15.20 (Romanian time), by Caesarean section, after 26 weeks of pregnancy and will be named Susan Anne Catherine Torres.
The operation to remove little Anne from her mother's womb went smoothly, Susan's brother-in-law told the press, and the girl "feels good." She is now being monitored at the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Virginia Hospital, near Washington.
Anne's story, before she was born
Susan Torres was a researcher at the US National Institute of Health.

In February, she discovered she was pregnant, but shortly after the cancer she had been treated with more came back and attacked her brain, a young woman entering brain death. On May 7, her husband, Jason, was rushed to Virginia Hospital, where Susan, who was then in her fourth month of pregnancy, was to be kept artificially alive, and the baby she was carrying in her womb to have the chance to live. Doctors then told Jason that there was no chance for Susan to recover, that they could not treat the cancer because it would affect the baby, and that, after the baby came into the world, Susan would be disconnected from the devices and he will be allowed to die.
To be with his wife, Jason resigned and slept in the living room with him every night of the three months that Anne came to the world. All this time, he decorated the room with family photos, talked to Susan and the little girl growing up in it. Sonograms that were made to the young pregnant woman, initially once a week, and in the last period every day, showed that the fetus is developing normally.
The medical staff refused to give any information regarding the mother's condition. It was to be disconnected from the devices that kept it alive so that it could carry the pregnancy until the fetus was able to survive outside the womb.
Financial aid to pay Susan's hospitalization bill, estimated at $ 1 million, came from Japan, Ireland, England, France, Australia and more than 20 countries.
Four months of torment
- May 11, 2002 - Jason and Susan met at the University of Dallas and were married on May 11, 2002
- June 2003 - Peter, the first child of the couple, is born
- February 2005 - Susan learns that she is pregnant again
- May 7, 2005 - Susan enters brain death, and her husband decides that she will be kept alive in the hope that the baby she is wearing will escape her life.
- Every day Susan's hospitalization cost Jason $ 85,000, and the final bill, a million dollars
- British specialty literature shows that it is the 13th case of this kind, since 1797