Twigg, Arlena

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Arlena Twigg
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Twigg, Arlena Gender: F
born on 29 November 1978 at 18:45 (= 6:45 PM )
Place Wauchula FL, USA, 27n32, 81w48
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 07°24' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 02°37 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 26°19'


American news figure, swapped at birth in the hospital with Kimberly Mays. Arlena was raised by Rebecca and Ernest Twigg and their seven kids. Born with a deformed heart, her condition deteriorated until surgery was necessary, and she died of complications at age nine, August 1988.

Pre-surgery, blood work revealed that she could not be the biological daughter of the Twigg's. She never knew of the dilemma, but after her death, the Twigg's filed a $100 million lawsuit against the hospital, doctors and nurses on duty. Eventually they were awarded $7 million in damages.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death by Disease August 1988 (Complication from surgery/deformed heart, age nine)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Clippings in hand from NY Post 8/20/1993, "According to the nurse's notes recorded at 7:30 on the evening of November 29, the evening that Barbara Mays gave birth, instead of rejoicing that her dream had come true, Barbara Coker Mays was very upset and crying."


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Deformed heart, terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Heart)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (One of eight)
  • Family : Childhood : Family extraordinarily supportive (Swapped at birth by hospital)
  • Notable : Famous : Newsmaker (Infant swap at hospital)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women