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Pregnant Woman Struck by Lightning Gives Birth, Family Jokes About Superhero Potential


"...she's going to be the superhero all the time."

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (The Blaze/AP) -- When Stephanie Alberti, of Colorado Springs, was struck by lightning last year through the ground, she was three months pregnant. The bolt left Alberti temporarily paralyzed.

Now, Alberti has given birth to a healthy baby girl.

Alberti was one of five people hit while cheering for her husband at a stock car race.

Alberti worried about the effect of the lightning on the baby during pregnancy. She says the family was relieved when Sophia was born, weighing 6 1/2 pounds. But her delivery was not without complications: the umbilical cord was wrapped around Sophia's tiny body, but she was delivered safely.

Watch the AP report:

The mother and father are joking about the possibility the baby might have superpowers. The local news network, KKTV has more:

"I'm going to have the lightning bolt at Halloween and she's going to be the superhero all the time," Derek said.

KKTV reports the family plans to tell Sophia about what happened when she's older.

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