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Arlena Beatrice Twigg
Birth: Nov. 29, 1978
Hardee County
Florida, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 1988
Browns Mills
Burlington County
New Jersey, USA

Folk Figure. Arlena was switched at birth with Kimberly Michelle Mays. Arlena (actually Kimberly) was born with a heart defect and not expected to live. She was switched with a healthy baby, which some believe was quite possibly intentional. The switch was discovered when she was 9 years old, shortly before she was to undergo open heart surgery. Although the surgery was a success, she died later that night, surrounded by her parents, Ernest and Regina Twigg, and sister Irisa. It was discovered that she was actually the biological daughter of Bob and Barbara Mays. Barbara had died several years earlier of ovarian cancer. The "real" Arlena, who was raised as Kimberly Mays didn't live with her biological parents until she was in her teens. Arlena and Kimberly's story has been the subject of a made-for-television movie "Switched At Birth," and a book "The Baby Swap Conspiracy." (bio by: A Marine's Daughter) 
Family links: 
  Robert Wayne Mays (1945 - 2012)
  Barbara Coker Mays (1948 - 1981)
Mount Olive Cemetery
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Dec 07, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10055728
Arlena Beatrice Twigg
Added by: A Marine's Daughter
Arlena Beatrice Twigg
Added by: A Marine's Daughter
Arlena Beatrice Twigg
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Precious Angel, you are now healthy and playing with all the other precious angels on Our Lord's golden playgrounds. You will always be remember and loved. Your story touched my heart sweetheart. One of my precious grandsons also has a heart defect. I kno...(Read more)
- Lisa Lugar
 Added: Jul. 11, 2016

- The Dotzlers
 Added: Jul. 11, 2016
May you have endless happiness in Jesus's loving care, beautiful Arlena.
- Gina G.
 Added: Jul. 11, 2016
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