A US mother called her newborn daughter a “little miracle” after she was born on the anniversary of the devastating 9/11 attacks at 9:11pm weighing 9lb 11oz in an extraordinary coincidence.
Little Christina Brown born by Caesarean section at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee and operating theatre staff were astonished when the baby’s time of birth and weight were recorded.
Rachel Laughlin, head of women’s services at the hospital called such a coincidence as extremely rare, by saying, “I’ve worked in women’s services for over 35 years, and I’ve never seen a baby’s birthdate, time of birth, and weight all be matching numbers”.
Father Justin Brown said, “We heard the doctor announce the time of birth 9/11 and then when they weighed Christina, we heard gasps of astonishment when everyone realized Christina weighed 9/11, was born at 9:11 and on 9/11. It was really exciting, especially to find some joy during a day of such tragedy.”
The 18th anniversary of the terror attack which killed nearly 3000 and injured thousands, saw a moment’s silence take place at various locations, including the sites of the attack, “Ground Zero”, in New York, at the Pentagon, Virginia, and at Stonycreek Township in Pennsylvania.
Her mother Cametrione Moore-Brown, said, “She is a new life amongst the devastation and destruction”.
As commemorations were held across the US in memory of the victims, Christina’s parents said that they will share the significance of her birth when she is older.