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Nurses, family connect online after Iranian bride dies in US

A nurse in a U.S. hospital kissed the patient's forehead. More than 9,650 kilometers away, Sanaz Nezami's family in Iran watched on a laptop computer and wept.

Nezami, a vibrant 27-year-old woman who could speak three languages, wanted to pursue an advanced degree in engineering at Michigan Technological University. Instead, she was brain dead just a few weeks after unpacking her bags, the victim of a fatal beating by her new husband, according to police.

Technology allowed family in Iran to watch her final hours. The family's faith in the hospital staff led to consent for an extraordinary donation: Nezami's heart, lungs and other life-saving organs were transplanted to seven people in the U.S., a remarkable gift that occurs in less than 1 percent of all cases.

“We wanted God to perform a miracle and bring Sanaz back to life,” her sister, Sara Nezami, said in a phone interview from Tehran. “But this is a miracle. Sanaz gave her life in order to give life.”

A nurse who took care of Sanaz Nezami said the experience was “eye-opening” for hospital staff.

“The family was willing to trust us to know she wasn't coming back,” Kim Grutt said.

In August, Nezami married Nima Nassiri in Turkey and lived with him temporarily in the Los Angeles area, where he was born and raised. Her sister said the two met over the Internet.

The newlyweds drove from California and found a rental home in November in Michigan. Nezami stayed in touch with family through email, text message and video.

On Dec. 7, she asked her sister to proofread some English-to-Persian translation she was doing on the side.

“I was shocked,” Sara Nezami said. “Sanaz was a very precise girl, but she omitted some lines. I asked, 'Are you OK?' She told me there was no problem.”

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This recent but undated photo provided by Sara Nezami shows Sanaz Nezami. Sanaz Nazami, a vibrant 27-year-old native of Tehran, Iran, was a victim of a fatal beating by her new husband in early December, according to police. (AP)

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