Janise Wulf, a 62-year-old great-grandmother who became one of the oldest women in the world to successfully give birth when she had her 12th child recently, has been named Nine.com's "Gambler of Week," the poker room announced today. The "Gambler of the Week" title was created to honor those who take risks by doing something unusual, risky, heroic, or foolish during the previous week.
"Wow! What can you say about a woman who at 62-years-old gives birth to a healthy six-pound, nine-ounce boy through in-vitro fertilization? Not only did she take a risk by having a baby at an advanced baby-rearing age, but doing it willingly through in-vitro is a testament to her determination," says Robert Evans, a Nine.com executive.
Wulf, a resident of Redding, California, has 20 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Her oldest child is 40. Baby Adam is the second child born to Wulf and her third husband, Scott, through in-vitro fertilization. Their first son is three and a half years old. Wulf has persisted in having children all these years despite lifelong health concerns. She has diabetes and has been blind since birth.
"We are amazed by this story," says Evans. "With everything she is fighting in her life, she certainly is a winner in our book and we wish the entire family continued good fortune." Evans concludes, "As 'Gambler of the Week,' Mrs. Wulf will receive Nine.com merchandise and gift certificates to use on the website."
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