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Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Gift Of God, Brain Dead Gives Birth To Twins

Christine Bolden, a 26-year-old woman from Michigan who was declared brain dead due to two brain aneurysms, recently gave birth to two boys, 24 Hours News 8 reports.

The twins, Alexander and Nicholas, were delivered by C-section and, at 25 weeks, are severely premature. Nicholas weighs only 1 lb and 9 oz, and Alexander weighs 1 lb 4 oz, according to They are both only about six inches long.

On March 6 this year, Christine was walking out of a building in Grand Rapids with her boyfriend and 3-year-old son when she felt a sudden pain in her head and immediately collapsed, reports.

"It was a hurting feeling," her aunt Danielle Bolden told 24 Hours News 8. "Going [to the hospital] seeing her laying there."

But even as the family grieved Christine's condition, they hoped that the boys would survive.

"We used to rub on her belly and talk to the babies," Danielle told the news channel.

Eventually, Christine's blood pressure became too high and the twins had to be taken out.


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