A special baby was born bearing three unforgettable numbers in a spectacularly rare repetition.
Tennessee toddler Christina Brown was born at 9:11 p.m. on the Sept. 11, 2019. The coincidence did not stop there.
“I came in on Wednesday because of contractions and, I guess, I was in labor because my doctor went ahead and performed my c-section,” mother Cametrione said according to Fox35 Orlando. “As they were cleaning the baby and checked her weight it was 9 pounds, 11 ounces also. The doctor got all excited and started matching the numbers.”
Many people around the world remember multiple airborne terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The attacks killed nearly 3,000 people and injured an estimated 25,000 more. On that day, more than 13,000 babies were welcomed to the world, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital in Germantown has never recorded a baby’s birth data match 9/11 this closely.
“I have worked in women’s services for over 35 years, and I have never seen a baby’s birth date, time of birth, and weight all be matching numbers,” patient care coordinator Rachel Laughlin said according to WREG-TV. “[9/11] was such a time of tragedy, little Christina is a bundle of hope and happiness. It has been a privilege to be a part of this historic event … [it was] very rare but very special.”
Cametrione and her partner Justin were still in their early high school years when al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airplanes and crashed them into New York City’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a field in Shanksville, Penn. The infrastructure and property repair bill exceeded $10 billion.
The parents still call their daughter a “piece of joy” from a “drastic” day that “still hurts” to remember.
“Her birthday will be truly special and she will definitely know the history of what occurred on that special day,” Catherine said.
Amazing! Baby Christina was born on 9/11 at 9:11 p.m. weighing 9 lbs 11 oz. Her proud parents say while her birth is on a tragic day she represents the miracles in the world. A nurse w/35+ yrs experience says she’s never witnessed a DOB, weight & birth time all the same! pic.twitter.com/sG914KB11C— Shay Arthur (@ShayA_WREG3) September 12, 2019