A daughter for Mary Ann! Tuesday Mary Ann, the mentally handicapped girl from Lazareto, gave birth to a healthy daughter.

The baby was born by cesarean surgery. She weighs 2,8 kilograms and she is 18 inches long. As far as we can see at this moment the many epileptic seizures Mary Ann had during her pregnancy did not influence the baby. A sister of Mary Ann’s mother and her husband will raise the baby. Mary Ann is still in the hospital for observation. She does not seem to be fully aware of what happened to her and is a little bit confused, but she is healthy.

We are very grateful for the donations several sponsors sent us. Without them the medical care for Mary Ann had not been possible and presumably things would not have ended well for Mary Ann and her baby.

Read the story of Mary Ann.