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Thursday, April 14, 2016

3 years after child's death, woman thanks family for donated kidney

WEAU | Paula Dobbyn 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) -- Malinda Proud knew six months into her pregnancy that the baby she was carrying had a rare condition called hydranencephaly. It basically meant that most of the baby’s brain would be missing.

Medical professionals urged Proud, then a teenager, to end the pregnancy. She refused. After her son was born, social workers at Alaska Native Medical Center encouraged her to place the baby, named AJ, for adoption.

Proud refused. “I knew he was supposed to be a part of my life, she said.

Given a month to live outside the womb, AJ proved the doctors wrong. He lived 14 and a-half years until his health took a sudden turn for the worse in November 2012.

“The condition ran its course,” Proud said. Continue reading
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