Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Life After Death

A brain-dead pregnant woman who has been kept on life support for nearly three months to give her fetus more time to develop has given birth to a baby girl. There were no complications during delivery and the baby is doing well. The baby, Susan Anne Catherine Torres, weighs one pound 13 ounces and is 13 1/2 inches long and was delivered via caesarean section. Susan Torres, a 26-year-old researcher at the National Institutes of Health, lost consciousness from a stroke May 7 after aggressive melanoma spread to her brain. Her husband, Jason Torres, said doctors told him his wife's brain functions had stopped. It really gives a whole new meaning to the term - 'Life After Death'.

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