In a remarkable coincidence, a baby girl was born on 9/11 at 9.11 PM, weighing 9 pounds, 11 oz to a US couple in Tennessee on Wednesday, as shared by the Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The baby named Christina Malone-Brown was born on the 18th anniversary day of the 9/11 tragedy. According to the post, Christina's mother Cametrione Malone-Brown was taken into the delivery room for a C-section at 8.55 PM. When the clock struck 9.11 PM, the newborn's cries were reportedly heard.
On 9/11 at 9:11 p.m. at 9 lbs. 11 oz., Christina Brown was born into the world last night at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital!— Methodist Healthcare (@MethodistHlth) September 12, 2019
Her mom says, "18 years later on that day 9/11, you find triumph; you find a piece of joy from a day that was so drastic and still hurts." pic.twitter.com/a7zCrRFSE7
While America remembered the innumerable victims of the fateful 11 September 2001, Christina was born to Justin Brown and Cametrione Malone-Brown. Justin was in for another shock when it was found his daughter weighed 9lbs 11oz. Speaking to reporters after the birth, Justin said, "We have a true 9/11 baby. Time was just rolling then all of a sudden we heard the 'wah' and then they called it 9.11. Oh my God, she weighs 9 .11."
The proud mother Cametrione Malone-Brown too expressed her happiness at her baby unique birthdate. "18 years later on that day 9/11, you find triumph. You find a piece of joy from a day that was so drastic and still hurts," she said to hospital staff. Hospital officials said that Christina is in good condition and will be going home in a few days.
On the fateful 11 September 2001, 19 militants of the al-Qaeda, hijacked five airplanes and crashed them into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York, Pentagon in Washington DC. One of the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil in U.S. history, this attack left extensive death and destruction around the US. Some 2,750 people were killed in New York, 184 at the Pentagon, and 40 in Pennsylvania passengers were reported dead. While all 19 terrorists died in the efforts, many police and fire department personnel too lost their lives in the rescue efforts. This led to America's longest war in Afghanistan in which the US fought to capture and terminate the 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden. Currently, the US is involved in peace talks with the Taliban to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.