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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Welcome, Baby Susan

...and God bless your mom and speed her to her eternal rest.

Amy Welborn at Open Book reports that Baby Torres was born yesterday and given the name Susan Ann Catherine Torres. Stats: 1 pound 13 ounces, 13 1/2 inches long. She's in neonatal intensive care, obviously.

Keep praying for the Torres family, please.


UPDATE: CBS News is reporting that Susan Torres received Last Rites shortly after the baby was delivered, then the life support machinery was turned off and she died.

Caveat: CBS has occasionally jumped the gun and reported expected events as actual events, and last word from the hospital was that they would not comment on Susan Torres' condition, so this may not be accurate.

UPDATE II: Here is the family's statement about Susan Torres' passing. And yeah, CBS jumped the gun again. Susan died on August 3, the day after the baby was delivered. I think this was a smart choice for the family. Baby Susan's birthday will always be closely related to the day her mother died, but it won't be the exact SAME day. And Baby Susan will grow up knowing what a wonderful sacrifice her mom (and her whole family) made for her sake.

I wish I could send a whole bunch of money to the Susan Torress Fund. If you can help, even a little, there's a PayPal link to donate here. Bonus -- there's also a new photo of Baby Susan gripping her dad's index finger! She looks like a little fighter, just like her mommy. God bless her and all the Torres/Rollins family.


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