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 mlive.com. They are both only about six inches long, 24 Hour News 8 reports.
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, mlive.com 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.
Danielle told the news channel that Christine's grandmother even told the doctors not to "numb her" during the surgery in the hope that she'd feel the pain and wake up.
"God, he could have took her and the boys," said Danielle. "But he left the boys. That's a miracle."
"I can’t wait to be able to touch them and pick them up and tell them all about their mother and give them so much love," Vance Terrell, Christine's brother told mlive.com. "They’re so precious."
There have been other instances of women in comas being able to give birth. In 2001, a woman, Chastity Cooper, was able to carry her baby to full-term after falling into a coma after a car accident. She was only two weeks pregnant at the time of the accident.
In 2010, baby Idil was born to a Somali woman who was in a coma due to a brain tumor. "What am I going to say to my family when (Idil) grows up? That she is a living miracle!" he father Issa told reporters after the birth, according to EWTN News.
The Bolden family has set up an account at 5/3 Bank under Christine Bolden's name for anyone who would like to help the family.
Disclaimer: You may elect to directly give funds to this individual. For purposes of clarity, any funds that you give are not going to a 501(c)(3) qualified organization or other charitable organization but rather an individual person. The Huffington Post makes no representations or warranties as to the legitimacy of this person's story, need for assistance, or the amount of any medical or other bills, if any, owed by this individual. The Huffington Post makes no representations or warranties that the funds you give will be used by this individual for the intended purpose. The Huffington Post in no way monitors or oversees the use by this individual of any funds you choose to give to them. The Huffington Post makes no representations or warranties as to any tax benefits or deductions available to you by reason of giving funds to this individual.