In 2016 This Woman Suffered Brain Death, But Doctors Kept Her Alive So She Could Deliver Twins

In October 2016 in southern Brazil, pregnant 21-year-old Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha was rushed to hospital with severe head pain. Yet despite the best efforts of her husband, she passed out during the journey there and died three days later, having suffered a stroke. However, her doctors then devised an incredible plan to try to save her unborn twins.

Back in 2010 Frankielen married her childhood sweetheart Muriel Padilha, who works as a farmer. Those six years together saw the birth of their daughter, Isa Beatriz, and the announcement of another pregnancy. Nine weeks into that pregnancy, though, Muriel received a worrying phone call from his wife.

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