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Brain Death and Giving Birth

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Brain Death and Giving Birth

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Brain Death and Giving Birth

Brain Death and Giving Birth

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Last week's story of a premature baby born to a mother on life support is amazing but not unique. We talk with a woman who decided to keep her comatose daughter alive long enough to give her grandson a chance for survival.

Guest:

Gayle Garcia, mother of Elizabeth Catherine Garcia who suffered "maternal brain death in pregnancy"; raising Catherine's son, now 6, with learning disabilities