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Baby Born Prematurely When Her Mum Was Struck by Lightning Still Has Static Hair One Year Later
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Posted on 07/14/2014 3:32:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Her parents call her their ‘little Flash Gordon’ after she miraculously survived an emergency C-section when her mum was struck by lightning last July.

One-year-old Kimberly Gordon amazingly survived the lightning bolt which hit her mum during an Independence Day fireworks display in New Mexico, but has had permanently static hair ever since.

Dad, Ian Gordon, told ABC News that his girlfriend, Kendra Villanueva, was two weeks from her due date when the couple – and their unborn baby – were hit with the bolt from the blue during a rainstorm.

Kimberly Gordon was in the womb when her mother Kendra Villanueva was struck by lightning on July 4 last year Villanueva was rushed to hospital for an emergency C-section Kimberly, one, is lucky to be alive, but can't sit up, crawl or digest food Doctors said only 11 pregnant women on record have been struck by lightning, with only half of newborns surviving.

It is believed the thunderbolt went through Gordon’s ear (blowing out his eardrum) before jumping to Kendra’s body and leaving through her thumb.

The couple were rushed to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where Kendra was induced and gave birth to baby Kimberly.

Just over a year on, Kimberly still has neurological damage from the lightning strike. She can’t sit up, crawl or digest food properly. Doctors admit they don’t know when she’ll start to walk and talk and have no idea why her hair is still static.

Kimberly Gordon was in the womb when her mother Kendra Villanueva was struck by lightning on July 4 last year Villanueva was rushed to hospital for an emergency C-section Kimberly, one, is lucky to be alive, but can't sit up, crawl or digest food Doctors said only 11 pregnant women on record have been struck by lightning, with only half of newborns surviving.

But, Ian and Kendra are just hugely relieved she survived the shock. ‘Everybody we’ve seen says it’s a miracle she’s alive,’ Ian says. ‘She’s just kind of a play-it-by ear baby.’

The emergency medical technician who treated the couple reportedly told them that there have only been 11 incidents on record ever of a pregnant woman getting struck by lightning. Of those 11, he said that only half of the newborns survived.

Kimberly Gordon was in the womb when her mother Kendra Villanueva was struck by lightning on July 4 last year Villanueva was rushed to hospital for an emergency C-section Kimberly, one, is lucky to be alive, but can't sit up, crawl or digest food Doctors said only 11 pregnant women on record have been struck by lightning, with only half of newborns surviving

‘Somebody’s definitely watching out for us,’ says Ian, who now harbours hopes that his miracle mini ‘Flash Gordon’ will grow up to ‘run fast, or save the universe’.

Well, she’s already got superhero hair.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: freepublicity; publicitystunt

1 posted on 07/14/2014 3:32:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I’m shocked I tell you!


2 posted on 07/14/2014 3:34:19 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: nickcarraway

real life tesla girls. /omd


3 posted on 07/14/2014 3:37:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

Wow — never heard of this sort of phenomenon.

The older I get, the more wary I am about lightning. The randomness of it all sort of freaks me out.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 3:37:32 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: nickcarraway

5 posted on 07/14/2014 3:40:02 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: nickcarraway

C’mon...The hair may be wild but surely it can be corralled with a hair twist....whatever they’re called.


6 posted on 07/14/2014 3:43:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: mountn man

I hate to think what that did to her engrams.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 3:44:28 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: nickcarraway

The kid’s got lotsa problems.


8 posted on 07/14/2014 3:44:35 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

The hair is kind of funny but the rest of her problems are not - can’t sit up, crawl or even digest food. I can’t imagine what they do about that.

Still, she looks happy and she obviously has family around her. Lightning damage is very strange but I have heard of odd cases where people suddenly recover, sometimes after another electrical shock or traumatic event.


9 posted on 07/14/2014 3:49:23 PM PDT by livius
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To: nickcarraway

How is that possible? I mean static is a surface charge and if you ground out on something metal the static electricity should discharge. Does this little girl maintain some sort of internal polarity that attracts static electricity? I feel bad for her but this is kind of fascinating from an electricel theory standpoint.


10 posted on 07/14/2014 3:50:22 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: nickcarraway

They need to get in touch with Dr. Charles Xavier.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 4:10:15 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

“How is that possible?”

It isn’t. And it would discharge... Her hair may be wild, but it’s not from a non-discharging electrical charge. Body fluids are made up of conductive electrolytes. A bath would discharge it.


12 posted on 07/14/2014 4:15:51 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: nickcarraway

Her hair reminds me of that dude and his funny hair that a few Freepers have posted with the caption “Aliens”. I don’t know his name but pretty much as her style. LOL


13 posted on 07/14/2014 4:19:14 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: workerbee

The story that got me was a woman walking to a diner from her car. This happened in a pretty suburban part of nj not in a really open area. She was killed.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 4:19:53 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Patriot Babe

15 posted on 07/14/2014 4:22:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: workerbee

“The older I get, the more wary I am about lightning. The randomness of it all sort of freaks me out.”

The (sometimes middle) finger of God.


16 posted on 07/14/2014 4:26:10 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: jocon307

A few years ago there was a story here of an 8 or 10 yr old kid walking his bike up the driveway to his suburban house. It was a mostly clear day, but a dark cloud was passing nearby and somehow there was a random bolt of lightning that struck and killed the boy. Crazy stuff. I don’t want to be “one of those people” that gets freaked out by unusual events, but sometimes I think I might be.... well, you know... “one of those people.” LOL


17 posted on 07/14/2014 4:29:02 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: PLMerite

‘Zackly!


18 posted on 07/14/2014 4:29:52 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: MUDDOG

I hate to think what that did to her engrams.

Dude, it didn’t hit her grandparents.....
Want another toke?


19 posted on 07/14/2014 4:32:19 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

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20 posted on 07/14/2014 4:35:28 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Sirius Lee

I bet that’s what happened to Buckwheat.


21 posted on 07/14/2014 4:39:48 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: nickcarraway

So what kind of super hero develops from lightening?


22 posted on 07/14/2014 4:40:00 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: workerbee

23 posted on 07/14/2014 4:45:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

ELECTRIC GIRL


24 posted on 07/14/2014 5:00:00 PM PDT by henbane
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To: henbane

lol


25 posted on 07/14/2014 5:03:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: School of Rational Thought

Shazam!!

Captain Marvel!

//kidding


26 posted on 07/14/2014 5:03:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: kaehurowing
He can help.


27 posted on 07/14/2014 5:20:47 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: nickcarraway

THAT’S THE DUDE! LOL Thanks Nick


28 posted on 07/14/2014 5:20:54 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: School of Rational Thought

There was a report that man got hit by lightening. He did not know nothing about music and wasn’t much a music listener. Then one day SHAZAM! he got hit and in a few days he started composing Classical Music. Lightening has its mystery.


29 posted on 07/14/2014 5:23:39 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: GeronL

30 posted on 07/14/2014 5:23:51 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch
Public domain superhero - Lightening Girl


31 posted on 07/14/2014 5:26:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL
Public domain superhero - Lightening Girl

Public domain? Are you slut-shaming her?

32 posted on 07/14/2014 5:31:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Chode
Here's the baby grown up. billy idol photo: Billy Idol genx.jpg
33 posted on 07/14/2014 5:40:28 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Yeah, didn’t he electrocuted in a roof in some video?


34 posted on 07/14/2014 5:44:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

***were hit with the bolt from the blue during a rainstorm. ***

Ah no. A “Bolt from the Blue” does not come from a rainstorm. It comes from a clear sky.


35 posted on 07/14/2014 6:23:26 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

That was what was so surprising.


36 posted on 07/14/2014 6:24:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
billy idol photo: Billy Idol billy-6.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG1NrQYXjLU billy idol photo: Billy Idol BillyIdol17.jpg
37 posted on 07/14/2014 6:32:46 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: nickcarraway
billy idol photo: Billy Idol billy-6.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG1NrQYXjLU billy idol photo: Billy Idol BillyIdol17.jpg
38 posted on 07/14/2014 6:33:20 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: nickcarraway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG1NrQYXjLU


39 posted on 07/14/2014 6:33:56 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: nickcarraway
HOLLYWOOD CALLING!


40 posted on 07/14/2014 6:43:32 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Morgana
Oops 4:33
41 posted on 07/14/2014 6:45:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Morgana
Did the feral kids in that video go on to become the feral kids on Pat Benetar's Love is a Battlefield and Scandal's The Warrior? (Weird, same song writer.) Anyway, I'd like to see them rumble with the gang from Come on, Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners. They'd clobber 'em.
42 posted on 07/14/2014 6:56:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

lol


43 posted on 07/14/2014 8:25:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: workerbee; Tax-chick; Daffynition; Slings and Arrows

This is really weird and unfortunate.

Good thing her family is keeping a close ion her.


44 posted on 07/14/2014 8:40:02 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: nickcarraway

she’s a charged particle


45 posted on 07/14/2014 9:36:40 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: tet68
Want another toke?

No no no no I don't smoke it no more. I'm tired of waking up on the floor.

46 posted on 07/15/2014 9:29:45 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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