Jeanna Giese-Frassetto, the first human to survive rabies without receiving the vaccination, gave birth to fraternal twins.
Carly Ann Frassetto, weighing 6lb 5oz, was born at 5:33pm and Connor Primo Frassetto, weighing 4lb 13oz, was born at 5:39pm. The babies and mother are resting comfortably at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.
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.