In Napoli, Italy, Anatolia Vertadella, a 101-year-old woman, has given birth to a nine-pound baby, named Francesco, after a controversial ovary transplant widely criticized by medical professionals because of her advanced age.
The illegal and controversial surgical operation were done in a private clinic in Turkey, where European laws on ovary transplants do not apply.
According to the centennial mother who does not wish to disclose the name of the clinic where the operation was undertaken, “I am very grateful to all the team of doctors who decided to go on with the operation,” she admitted in tears. “I am so grateful to have given birth to my 17th child. This is a true blessing and a testament to the power of the creator,” she told local reporters.
“For so long, I have felt useless to God, I could not procreate since I turned 48 years old when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. For a long time I believed God was punishing me for only bearing 16 children, but in his godly generosity, he has granted me with fertility once again,” acknowledges the century-old fervent Catholic.
Although he admits the procedure is highly controversial, Dr. Alexandro Popolicchi believes the ultimate decision was up to his patient to make.
“Who am I to judge if it is the proper thing to do? She has given birth to a beautiful baby and this miraculous birth is definitely a gift from God!” he told reporters.
“The operation was completely legal in Turkey and undertaken by a handful of expert surgeons. The lady is in great health for her age and I predict she has still many good years in front of her to share with her child. So many children are born into this world unwanted or by accident. Is it not a beautiful thing to know this child comes to life in a loving home?” he asked reporters.
Although Miss Vertadella’s husband has passed away since 1998, the century-old widow has managed to find a sperm donor to make the birth possible. “I met Francesco’s father on the internet while trying to find a father for my child. This 26-year-old man is a Catholic and that is all that is important to me.
Culled from worldnewsdailyreport.com