Mom, 56, dies week after birthing twins she longed for

January 27, 2015 6:30 PM

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Mom, 56, dies week after birthing twins she longed for

In her 56 years, Lisa Swinton McLaughlin racked up more accomplishments than most who live decades longer manage to do: A Creighton University law school grad, she worked for 13 years as a Nebraska special assistant attorney general—before heading to medical school and ultimately becoming executive medical officer with the American Red Cross in Baltimore.

As a 2009 press release explained, McLaughlin "specialized in child abuse and neglect cases. Her exposure to the medical issues of these children led her to apply to medical school." But there remained one void: children of her own.

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