Woman wants to use her 53-year-old mother as a surrogate for baby

World’s first woman to give birth using a dead woman’s womb is hoping for ANOTHER miracle baby… this time using her 53-year-old mother as a surrogate

  • Fabiana Amorim de Lima gave birth to a miracle baby using dead woman’s womb
  • She is the first woman to give birth following womb transplant from dead donor 
  • She is now hoping for another child using her 53-year-old mother as a surrogate 
  • She and husband Claudio have fertilised eggs left over from the IVF procedure 
  • The pair hope to use them to try for a second baby, with the help of her mother

They have already made history – and now the family of miracle baby Luisa Santos could become even more extraordinary.

Luisa is the first in the world to be born after her mother underwent a pioneering womb transplant. Fabiana Amorim de Lima, 34, received the organ from a donor who died.

Now she is hoping for another child – using her 53-year-old mother as a surrogate.

Happy families: Fabiana Amorim de Lima, 34, with her 53-year-old mother Valdecy who she is hoping to use as a surrogate

Fabiana gave birth to the word’s first baby born using a dead woman’s womb. The donor womb cannot be used again due to rejection.  But she and husband Claudio Santos have fertilised eggs left over from the IVF procedure used to conceive Luisa

The donor womb cannot be used again by Miss de Lima because of the risk of rejection. But she and husband Claudio Santos have fertilised eggs left over from the IVF procedure used to conceive Luisa.

They hope to use them to try for a second baby, this time with the help of Miss de Lima’s mother Valdecy Amorim Alves de Miranda, who would give birth to her own grandchild.

Mr Santos, 33, said: ‘Before the transplant they removed 16 eggs, and eight were fertilised then stored. The first egg they implanted into Fabiana was successful, so there are still seven eggs there. We’re going to try implantation into my mother-in-law. If that doesn’t work they will be discarded.’

The pioneering womb transplant at a hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, involved 11 hours of surgery. Fabiana is pictured with husband Claudio and daughter Luisa

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The pioneering womb transplant at a hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, involved 11 hours of surgery. Mr Santos’s wife, who received the organ from a 45-year-old donor who died after complications following a stroke, went on to carry Luisa for the full term. Their baby was delivered by Caesarean last December, weighing of 5lb 10oz.

Miss de Lima, who was born without a womb, has always wanted more than one child.

Mr Santos said: ‘We want a brother or sister for Luisa and, although we can’t do the same way again, we are looking at other options.’ He said his mother-in-law, who lives with them, has agreed to attempt to implant one of couple’s fertilised eggs into her womb.

The identities of the Santos family were revealed exclusively by the Mail on Saturday, when the couple described Luisa as ‘our little miracle’.

The breakthrough gives new hope to at least 15,000 women in Britain without a womb. UK surgeons are preparing to replicate the process.



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Peter Boizot dead – Pizza Express founder dies aged 89 at his home in Peterborough

The businessman passed away at his home in Peterborough yesterday, his sister Clementine Allen said.

The former Peterborough United owner had founded the pizza chain in 1965 after noticing a gap for authentic pizza in London.

The business quickly became popular, and today is the UK's largest casual dining operator with 460 restaurants worldwide.

Pizza Express managing director Zoe Bowley paid tribute to the pizza legend, saying: "In his 89 years, this remarkable entrepreneur achieved an astonishing amount, not just within the dining industry, but across music, sport, and charity as well.

"He launched a culinary revolution with the first PizzaExpress in 1965, introducing delicious pizza and casual dining to the UK, inspired by his travels in Italy."

She added: "His philanthropic work was renowned, raising £2million for the Venice in Peril fund and he inspired the company to continue this charitable mission.

"Peter's spirit and vision to bring great pizza to the UK and beyond, and his passion for good food and good times, will live on.

"We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time."

Mr Boizot received Restaurant magazine's R200 Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.

He had previously shared photographs to celebrate his 86th birthday, including memories of meeting the Queen.

Writing on Twitter, he said: "On the occasion of my 86th birthday, it is great to look back at a life well lived."

He had previously released an autobiography, Mr Pizza and All That Jazz, that discussed his life and his decision to become vegetarian at the age of six.

And describing his love for pizza, he said: "Many have said that my love for pizza is infectious – perhaps that is the secret to my success. My family and friends rightly note that I can barely find my way around a kitchen, so I’m no culinary expert.

"But I know what I like, and I have ample bravado to think others will like it as well."

Mr Boizot was born in Peterborough in November 1929, attending St Mark's School before going to King's School and becoming head boy.

He then studied at St Catharine's College at Cambridge University, going on to spend ten years abroad.

Peterborough United club said: "The PizzaExpress founder was a major part of the success in the late 1990s/early 2000s when Posh secured promotion at Wembley in 2000.

"Everybody at the football club would like to express our condolences and deepest sympathies to the family at this very sad time."


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Dynamite Kid dead aged 60: WWE legend Tommy Billington passes away on birthday after years of ill health

The exact cause of death remains unknown but the Lancashire-born icon had been battling a number of health issues for years.

New Japan Pro Wrestling superstar Will Ospreay paid tribute to the icon on Twitter this morning after learning of his death.

Along with a picture of Billington in his pomp, he posted: "I heard news that Tommy Billington also know as the Dynamite Kid has passed away.

"Thank you for all the work you’ve done for our country and inspiring so many wrestlers to take a chance on themselves. RIP Dynamite Kid."

And his former tag partner's son, Davey Boy Smith Jr. confirmed the news, saying: "I was really happy and glad I got to see Dynamite one last time last June in the UK.

"Dynamite was certainly an inspiration to myself and many others and really revolutionized professional wrestling as we now it today.

"He flew high, and gave it his all every match."

Dynamite's friend and retired wrestler Marty Jones then posted: "It's with great sadness I have to inform you all that the Dynamite Kid Tommy Billington on his birthday passed away.

"A true British ambassador for wrestling worldwide. RIP 'Kid'. Condolences to Mark and his family."

The Englishman shot to worldwide stardom in the 1980s along with cousin and tag partner "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith.


The duo captured the WWE Tag Team titles company's tag-team gold before going their separate ways in 1988.

The British Bulldogs were rated as the fifth best tag team ever by Pro Wrestling Illustrated in 2003.

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Dynamite Kid went on to work for Stampede Wrestling and in Japan until his final match on October 10, 1996 at a Michinoku Pro event called These Days.

He competed in a six-man bout dubbed "Legends of High-Flying" alongside Dos Caras and Kuniaki Kobayashi against The Great Sasuke, Mil Mascaras, and Tiger Mask.

Known for his huge physique, reports saw Dynamite's body had degenerated to the point where he was "practically skin and bones", with the bottom of his usually tight-fitting tights looking very loose.

Dynamite still managed to hit a tombstone piledriver on Great Sasuke, leading Dos Caras to powerbomb Sasuke for the pin to ensure he ended his career in winning fashion.

But he suffered a seizure at the airport the next day, the second after originally having one in 1987, and was immediately rushed to hospital.

Dynamite lost the use of his left leg in 1997 and was forced to use a wheelchair.

In addition to his paralysis, Billington also had a number of heart problems and WWE reported he had suffered a stroke in 2013.

A video emerged in January 2017 of Billington in a care home trying to raise funds to help with his medical care.

WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race, who invented the diving headbutt which Dynamite adopted, has previously gone on record to express his regret at creating the move.

He believes it causes spinal problems as well as concussions and that they may have contributed to Dynamite’s injuries.

Billington divorced first wife Michelle Smadu (sister of Bret "Hitman" Hart's then-wife Julie) with whom he had two daughters, Browyne and Amaris, and one son, Marek, with in 1991.
He moved back to England to live in Wigan after the marriage ended and would go on to tie the knot with Dot Billington in 1997.

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Man shot dead in front of pupils while picking up child from school in Belfast

Emergency services have rushed to the scene on the Glen Road in West Belfast after the horror incident at around 3.15pm today.

It is understood the man was collecting his child from school when he was fatally blasted.

Police have launched an appeal into the today's shooting and are urging anyone who saw a man in his 40s, wearing a high vis vest with the words 'Security' on the back to come forward.

They have not confirmed if they believe this unidentified man is the shooter.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery said: "Police are currently at the scene of a shooting during which a man died this afternoon.

"I would like to appeal to anyone who saw a man in his 40s, wearing a high vis vest with the words 'Security' on the back heading in the direrction of Glen Road, as well as anyone who witnessed the shooting or was in the Glen Road area from 3pm today, to come forward and speak to police.

According to local SDLP Councillor Tim Attwood, a "number of pupils" witnessed the "reckless act."

Cllr Attwood added that shock has swept the community as the "victim was killed instantly."

Speaking from the scene he said: “It is absolutely sickening that a gun was fired in the vicinity of both a primary and secondary school in West Belfast today.

“A number of pupils witnessed this fatality and are understandably very disturbed and frightened after this reckless act occurred nearby the school gates.

“There is absolutely no place for this in 2018. This madness belongs in the past and we cannot allow it to once again become our normality.

“I cannot stress enough that any information relating to this incident must be passed to the PSNI immediately.”

Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey condemned the 'horrific attack.'

He said: “This is a disgraceful and horrific attack. A man has been shot dead while picking up a child from a local school in the Glen Road area.

“It is deeply concerning that this killing was carried out in full view of hundreds of kids who were leaving school at the time.

“I unreservedly condemn this murder and my thoughts at this time are with the family and friends of the victim.

"Anyone with any information on the killing of this young man should bring it forward to the police.”

A PSNI spokesman said this afternoon: "Police are dealing with an ongoing incident on the Glen Road, Belfast which will be causing significant disruption to traffic at school finishing time.

"Could we ask that parents collect their children from either the Caffrey development or the Kennedy Way end of the Glen Road."

An ambulance service spokesman added: "The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 15:14 on Tuesday 04 December 2018 following reports of an incident in the Glen Road area of Belfast.

"Two Paramedic Officers and one Rapid Response Paramedic were dispatched to the incident.

"No one was transported from the scene."

Anyone with information is urged to contact detectives there on 101 quoting reference 741 04/12/18.

Alternatively information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

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