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Jeanna Giese Is A Mom

Last Saturday rabies survivor Jeanna Giese-Frassetto gave birth to fraternal twins. Carly Ann Frassetto weighed 6lb 5oz and was born at 5:33pm and Connor Primo Frassetto weighed 4lb 13oz and was born at 5:39pm. The babies and mother are resting comfortably at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. Jeanna Giese was the first human to survive rabies without receiving the vaccination.  In 2004, Giese was bitten by a bat in Fond du Lac. She did not seek immediate treatment and was diagnosed with rabies 3 weeks later after being sent to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Willoughby tried an experimental treatment on her, which later became known as the Milwaukee Protocol, and she survived. Giese married Scot Frassetto in September of 2014 and moved to the Fox Valley.  Giese currently works as a kennel assistant for a veterinary clinic in Appleton. Jeanna says, “Our family is very blessed to have these children.  We are lucky to have such beautiful babies.”