Jeanna Giese-Frassetto, first person to survive rabies without vaccination welcomes twins

APPLETON -- The first person to survive rabies without being vaccinated is now a new mom of twins.

Jeanna Giese-Frassetto gave birth to fraternal twins, Carly Ann Frassetto and Connor Primo Frassetto at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton on Saturday, March 26th.

"Our family is very blessed to have these children. We are lucky to have such beautiful babies," Giese-Frassetto said.

In 2004, Giese-Frassetto was bitten by a bat in Fond du Lac. She did not seek immediate treatment and was diagnosed with rabies three weeks later.

Doctors say she would have died if not for an experimental treatment, now known as the Milwaukee Protocol, that included a medically induced coma.

Giese-Frassetto had a long recovery, including learning how to walk and talk all over again.

She married Scot Frassetto in September of 2014 and is now living in the Fox Valley.