The next day, Bolden collapsed while walking out of a building in Grand Rapids with her 3-year-old son and boyfriend. Her family would never speak with her again.FULL STORY
Doctors told relatives she had two brain aneurysms that burst, the apparent result of stress from pregnancy on a possible pre-existing health condition.
Bolden was declared brain dead at Spectrum Health days later, on March 6 — the same date an obituary lists as the date of her death.
But as family learned she was gone, they were hit with other news that brought on a wave of strongly conflicting emotions: Bolden's twins appeared to be just fine.
She carried them for nearly a month, while on life support, until their birth by cesarean section April 5.
Though the boys remain in the hospital — after being born premature at 25 weeks — family now say they are thanking God that a part of Christine Bolden will live on.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Grand Rapids doctors save twins after mother declared brain dead
A few weeks ago, twins Nicholas and Alexander Maybanks-Bolden were born at 25 weeks, a month after their mother Christine Bolden was declared brain dead.