That's because baby brothers Chandler and Chance Crafton are conjoined at both the heart and liver, and they are fighting for their lives in critical condition at the Children's Hospital of Georgia.
The boys' mother, Brittany Crafton, is having to come to terms with this news at the conclusion of her first pregnancy. According to an interview she did with the hospital's website, the entire ordeal was very unexpected for her:
"I knew something had to be different when the ultrasound took longer than expected. The news of them being conjoined was truly surreal."
According to statistics, the likelihood of conjoined twins is extremely rare, with it occurring only once in roughly every 60,000 births.
But as serious as the current situation may be, Dr. Paul Browne — the section chief of maternal-fetal medicine overseeing the Children's Hospital of Georgia — actually believes the prognosis may be good:
"We have tools that help us predict children's chances of survival, but most of that depends upon the heart. What makes this case special is that the heart the twins share is quite normal and has been functioning very well for them. So, we believe it will continue to function well after the delivery."
Tools and medicine are critical, but Crafton told reporters she is also relying on something more:
"I know God's got me, and He'll continue to be with me even after the twins are born. This experience has helped me to look at ‘different' people differently, and I have gained a real compassion for what they go through."
That's an incredible life lesson to learn!
Here's hoping Chandler and Chance pull through! If you'd like to help Crafton with medical expenses related to her children's' care, click HERE!
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The late sports star's longtime love reflected on their time together, writing:
"My deepest love goes out to those who saw jose as more than an athlete, but as a passionate, raw human being. The heart break is unbearable. There was so much more to him than anyone could even begin to understand. I'm fortunate enough to have loved and be loved by jose, and his family, for over 3 crazy beautiful years."
Miz Mendoza admitted she will always love the 24-year-old, and told her followers to never take moments with their loved ones for granted, adding: