Twins’ Parents Already Bought Urns For Their Ashes, But Their Desperate Sacrifice Saves The Tiny Babies Twins’ Parents Already Bought Urns For Their Ashes, But Their Desperate Sacrifice Saves The Tiny Babies
This story is one of those that grabs you at the beginning and doesn’t let go even at the end. You’ll remember it for... Twins’ Parents Already Bought Urns For Their Ashes, But Their Desperate Sacrifice Saves The Tiny Babies

This story is one of those that grabs you at the beginning and doesn’t let go even at the end. You’ll remember it for a long time. And largely because of the sacrifice people make or are only willing to make. All this together can save the whole world.

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The family of Wagners, Johanne and Michael, her soldier husband, seemed to be full of children and their laugh, but the parents felt something was missing. When they saw two gravely ill twins from Vietnam, they already had no doubts they would adopt them.

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It was clear the girls needed lots of love, care, and treatment. The twins were so tiny, and barely had 4 kilograms each.

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“I was devastated,” Johanne recalls. “I remember thinking: ‘Wow.’ They were smaller than my newborn babies.

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“They looked polluted,” Michael says. “It was overwhelming. I didn’t realize how sick these young girls were.”

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In the beginning, the Wagners didn’t even think the girls would make it, so they bought two urns to bury their ashes in. But at the same time, the family’s goal was to give the girls love and family they deserve.

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“To lay their ashes in,” Johanne says. “We thought that’s where it was heading. All they might need is to hold our hand and have known the love of a family for a short while. If that’s all we can give them, that’s what we were going to give them.”

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When it was clear both of them, Binh and Phuoc, badly needed liver transplants. One of them was given by Michael. And the question who of the girls will receive it was soon answered by the doctors. “I always suspected Phuoc was going to go first because she was more symptomatic,” Johanne says. “She was more miserable, more burdened. I was kind of relieved.”

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Then there began the quest in search of the second transplant. The parents did their best to make sure everyone in the country knew their kids needed help, they spoke to media and were giving several interviews a day.

And that brought vivid results. They found a person not only for their daughter but also for several other kids who had the same problem! Now the girls are alive and licking, though, no one expected that! And it makes me beyond happy!

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Source: site.macleans.ca

Henry Okafor

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