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Baby Born Two Days After Mother Declared Brain Dead

Baby Aya's (meaning miracle) birth is nothing short of one. The two-pound infant was born at 25 weeks, just two days after her mother, a former British figure skater, was declared brain dead as a result of a brain hemorrhage. Though she had appeared to be in perfect health, the mom-to-be, Jayne Soliman, suffered the massive attack as a result of an undetected brain tumor. The baby was born via c-section. Jayne's husband, Mahmoud Soliman, was forced to deal with the tragic and bittersweet turn of events. He said:

“It was Jayne's one true wish to be a mum. She would have been a great mum,” Mahmoud Soliman said in a statement to the media. “In the space of 48 hours I have experienced joy at the birth of my child and endured torment over losing my wonderful wife.”


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Adia15340973 Adia15340973 3 years
Rebecka15338572 you do know that other countries exist besides USA right? Aya in Arabic means miracle. And would you have rather the baby died? You are either very cruel or very stupid I am not sure which.
Rebecka15338572 Rebecka15338572 3 years
On what planet does "aya" mean "miracle," and how does this qualify as a miracle? I don't get it. And the poor infant, born while still practically a fetus. Horrible.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
This makes me sad and happy at the same time.
98769876 98769876 8 years
This is horribly tragic. Hopefully the dad will have an excellent support team to take on such a role at this tragic time. But if you think about it, wouldn't you rather have the new life that was created by the two of you,instead of having only loss.I think it's pretty cool how the universe gave him his partner back through their child.
NDiva NDiva 8 years
Then we will hear how they will remove the egg from the mother. Fertilize it and put it in an artificial womb in the father and he will carry it to full term. A brave new world the future is.
NDiva NDiva 8 years
Next I will be reading how they just removed the womb from the mother and put it in the father. Then the father carries the infant to full term.
NDiva NDiva 8 years
It's truly amazing.
luckyme luckyme 8 years
Ditto Macgirl! This TERRIFIES me.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
Things like this scare me. You can't plan or prepare, it just happened. So tragic.
chasingjamie chasingjamie 8 years
This reminds me of the movie Jersey Girl. The scene in the beginning where Ben Affleck is crying cause his wife died during childbirth is haunting.
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