Baby boys with oversized heads due to rare genetic deformity, find a new mom in a loving nurse! Baby boys with oversized heads due to rare genetic deformity, find a new mom in a loving nurse!
Two 8-pound twins, born with heads larger than their bodies, caught the eye of this kindhearted nurse the moment she laid eyes on them.... Baby boys with oversized heads due to rare genetic deformity, find a new mom in a loving nurse!

Two 8-pound twins, born with heads larger than their bodies, caught the eye of this kindhearted nurse the moment she laid eyes on them. She willingly took on the role of foster mother to them, and has been showering them with dedicated care since 2014!

Baby twins Matthew and Marshall were born with oversized heads, serious hand and foot deformities, fibrous joints, high foreheads, dislocated ears, and protruding eyes due to having Pfeiffer syndrome type II, a rare genetic deformity.

Despite their disfigurements, Linda Trepanier, 58, fell in love with Matthew and Marshall the moment they were born.

“When I first saw the twins I thought they were the most adorable little things I had ever seen,” said the nurse from Lakeville, Minnesota, United States.

“I just fell in love with them. I knew in my heart that they were my boys,” she said.

She loves them so much that when she was asked by a Child Protective Services staff person to adopt one of the twins, as their parents were deemed unable to provide care for them, the kindhearted nurse decided to adopt both. She could not bear to separate the lovely siblings.

Although her friends thought she was crazy, as the twins would tie her down, she could not have cared less what they thought.

“I don’t know what would have happened if I hadn’t looked after them. They would have tried to find them another foster home for them, but who knows?” she said.

It would have been tough for any normal parent to look after Matthew and Marshall, who need round-the-clock care and regular medical checkups, but Linda is no ordinary parent. As an experienced nurse and foster mother for 16 other children over the course of 30 years, she knew she was up to the task.

Already a mother of three, Linda has been taking care of the twins ever since they were four weeks old.

Since 2014, she has been waking up in the middle of the night to check their temperatures. On top of that, she has to ensure their breathing tubes are placed correctly. She also needs to be ultra-careful to make sure they don’t get any infections.

The twins, whose condition affects their eyesight and mobility, also need glasses and wheelchairs to move around. And so far, the pair have undergone three operations to reshape their skulls.

In spite of all the hard work, the selfless mother has no regrets.

“I just feel privileged that I have been able to make a real, positive difference to Matthew and Marshall’s lives,” said Trepanier.

All the sacrifice is made worthwhile whenever she sees them laugh.

“They are a lot of hard work but they are also a lot of fun—they are the happiest and smiliest,” she said.

“Almost always if one twin laughs the other twin will automatically laugh as well.”

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Henry Okafor

  • Brandy Thayer

    2017-08-17 #1 Author

    Awwww 😍 they are so cute! And they are from my state! 😍💚💙

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  • Faith Nemah

    2017-08-17 #2 Author

    May God bless and be with him and his parents.

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  • Ailiceya collins

    2017-08-21 #3 Author

    My daughter has special needs and her head was small at birth

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