Girl Born To Colorado Mom Who Was Hit By Lightning

By Salon Staff

Published January 18, 2012 7:54PM (EST)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman who was struck by lightning last summer when she was three months pregnant has given birth to a healthy baby girl.

Stephanie Alberti, of Colorado Springs, was one of five people hit by a bolt while cheering for her husband at a stock car race.

Alberti was temporarily paralyzed and worried about her baby throughout the pregnancy. She says the family was relieved when Sophia was born, weighing 6 1/2 pounds. Her umbilical cord was wrapped around her tiny body, but it didn't create any complications.

The mother and father are joking about the possibility the baby might have superpowers.

The family did not return phone calls Wednesday seeking comment.

KKTV-TV ( ) reports the family plans to tell Sophia about what happened when she's older.


Information from: KKTV-TV,

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