Brittany Daniels shares baby news

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Brittany Daniels, of Sweet Valley High fame, spoke with PEOPLE about new baby Hope, conceived via surrogate using her twin sister Cynthia's donor egg.

After battling stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2011, Brittany learned she might never be able to have children on her own. Cynthia didn't hesitate to donate her own eggs to her sister. On Oct. 24, 2021, Brittany and her husband Adam Touni welcomed their daughter Hope.

"I saw it as such a simple gift I could give to her," says Cynthia. "I know Brittany would do it in a split second for me. And we've always shared everything, so why not this?"

"I just let out this primal cry," recalls Brittany of meeting her daughter. "The entire room was bawling because they just all knew what we had been through."