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News: August 02, 2005
Susan Torres Gives Birth

babytorres.JPGSusan Torres, who has been on life support since May 7, gave birth to a baby girl today. (Note: the Torres Family has released a statement (click here).)

Despite being born 142 weeks early, there were no complications during delivery and the baby "is doing well," Justin Torres, Susan's brother-in-law, wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press. The baby, Susan Anne Catherine Torres, weighs one pound 13 ounces and is 13 1/2 inches long, he said.

Susan lost consciousness from a stroke after aggressive melanoma spread to her brain. Her husband, Jason Torres, said doctors told him his wife's brain functions had stopped.

Related Site: Susan Torres Fund

Update: Doctors had hoped to hold off on delivering the child until 32 weeks' gestation. News reports do not indicate why the baby was delivered at 26 weeks although it seems likely that Susan's cancer had progressed and the child was at risk.

On July 18 Justin told the USA Today, "Its week-to-week, or more accurately, day-to-day right now. Her cancer clearly is progressing, but she seems to be fighting all that much harder to give the baby a chance."

There are few individuals whom I respect more than Jason Torres. As a husband he faced incredible challenges that required significant personal sacrifice. Yet, he did what needed to be done to preserve the life of his daughter, Susan Anne Catherine Torres.

Tom at Truth and Action comments, "We are both happy that Susan Anne Catherine Torres has arrived, and saddened that her mother isnt able to hold her. Pray for that family and visit the Susan M. Torres Fund and contribute what you can."

Update (Aug.3):

Susan has passed away:

A brain dead woman who was kept alive for three months so she could deliver the child she was carrying was removed from life support Wednesday and died, her family said.

Susan Torres' plight attracted worldwide sympathy after she suffered a stroke in May as she battled cancer. She gave birth to a daughter, Susan Anne Catherine Torres, on Tuesday by Caesarean section.

"This is obviously a bittersweet time for our family," Justin Torres, her brother-in-law, said in a statement.

Although original news reports indicated that Susan was 26 weeks along when her child was born LifeNews reports that number is 27 weeks. In addition, the article states a potential danger to the baby:
Doctors are concerned that the metastatic melanoma may have crossed the placenta and affected baby Susan.

Sharon Hymes, M.D., an associate professor of dermatology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said the timing of the possible spread to the placenta is uncertain.

"It's very rare to have placental metastasis, but if you had to pick a tumor that would do this, melanoma would be the tumor that would do this kind of rare thing," Dr. Hymes told MedPage.


Related:

Statement from the Torres and Rollin Families

Susan Torres Passed Away Today

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Susan Anne Catherine Torres is born from Truth and Action
According to an AP news release: RICHMOND, Va. - A brain-dead pregnant woman who has been kept on life support to give her fetus more time to develop gave birth to a baby girl Tuesday, the woman’s brother-in-law said. There were no complicati......[read more]

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A MIRACLE BABY IS BORN from Michelle Malkin
The Associated Press brings us good news today: A brain-dead pregnant woman who has been kept on life support to give her fetus more time to develop gave birth to a baby girl Tuesday, the woman's brother-in-law said. There were......[read more]

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Susan Torres Gives Birth from BlogsforTerri
The baby, Susan Anne Catherine Torres, weighs one pound 13 ounces and is 13 1/2 inches long, he said....[read more]

Tracked: August 3, 2005 01:38 AM

"Miracle Baby" Susan Anne Catherine Torres Born from DOUBLE TOOTHPICKS
Susan Anne Catherine Torres was born Tuesday, weighing one pound, thirteen ounces. ProLifeBlogs has commentary. ...[read more]

Tracked: August 3, 2005 07:09 AM

Susan Torres Gives Birth from The Narrow
HT: Pro-Life Blogs Following up on the Susan Torres story, here's another wonderful example of why life shouldn't be ended indiscriminately as many are pushing for in this country. Miracles like this, wouldn't take place, and this precious girl wouldn'......[read more]

Tracked: August 3, 2005 07:35 AM

Susan Torres Gives Birth from bLogicus
Susan Torres, who has been on life support since May 7, gave birth to a baby girl today. Despite being born 14 weeks early, there were no complications during delivery and the baby "is doing well," Justin Torres, Susan's brother-in-law, wrote in an e-m......[read more]

Tracked: August 3, 2005 08:17 AM

Susan Torres gives birth from Danny Carlton: codenamed "Jack Lewis"
From SusanTorresFund.org... Happy Birthday Susan Anne Catherine Torres AUG 03, 2005 The Torres and Rollin families are proud to announce......[read more]

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Susan Torres gives birth to baby girl from Steal The Bandwagon
From the Susan Torres website: The Torres and Rollin families are proud to announce that Mrs. Susan Torres gave birth at 8:18 am on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 to Susan Anne Catherine Torres. The baby weighs 1 pound 13 ounces......[read more]

Tracked: August 3, 2005 10:28 AM

Susan Torres Passed Away Today from ProLifeBlogs
Susan Torres, the woman who gave birth yesterday while in a coma, has passed away:A brain dead woman who was kept alive for three months so she could deliver the child she was carrying was removed from life support Wednesday......[read more]

Tracked: August 3, 2005 06:32 PM

Lil' miracle baby from amomandherblog.com
I've been following the story of Susan Torres via Jody's blog, along with a bit of coverage via Fox News. Yesterday, Susan gave birth (via c-section) to a baby girl. The baby is named after her mom, who suffered a stroke (and was declared brainde......[read more]

Tracked: August 3, 2005 08:06 PM

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Our llb,11-1/2oz. granddaughter, born at 25-1/2 weeks is now a beautiful bright wonderful young lady of almost 16 yrs. and is at this moment representing her state of NC in a zone swim meet in Houston, TX. I'm sure the Blessed Mother is going to watch over Susan Ann Catherine Torres, just like she did our granddaughter. May God bless all your family - you have many prayers.

Posted by: I.Wolfe on August 3, 2005 11:06 PM

My prayers and thoughts go out for your family through your hard times. My daughter was born at 29 weeks and it was a long stuggle but she grew stronger and stonger with each passing day. Now she is a bright 7 year old who is just like any other child she has CP but I feel it has made her stonger and god intended this for her. she is the most kindest and caring little girl there is. She is truley an amazing child who I for one have learned alot from. I hope the same for you and your family.

With all my thoughts
Teri

Posted by: Teri on August 4, 2005 09:02 PM
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