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Arlena Beatrice Rose Twigg
Birth: Nov. 29, 1978
Wauchula
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 Daughter) 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Wayne Mays (1945 - 2012)
  Barbara Coker Mays (1948 - 1981)
 
Burial:
Mount Olive Cemetery
Langhorne
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: A Marine Daughter
Record added: Dec 07, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10055728
Arlena Beatrice Rose Twigg
Added by: A Marine Daughter
 
Arlena Beatrice Rose Twigg
Added by: A Marine Daughter
 
Arlena Beatrice Rose Twigg
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Dear beautiful little angel 😇 it's so unfair that you didn't get to live a full life your are up in heaven with your real mother and owe heavenly father too please say hello 👋 to my dear sister olivia she past away the same year as you and...(Read more)
- Nicky
 Added: Apr. 29, 2017
Beautiful little girl xx
- Nicky
 Added: Apr. 22, 2017

- Sian Harry
 Added: Feb. 3, 2017
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