A British publication, The Sun, dubbed the survival of the extremely premature twins the “Death-Defying Duo.”
Too dramatic a description for Jackson and Harley Lambert, now seven months old? Not really.
#1. “Between them, the pair who each weighed no more than an iPad, have had to undergo 19 blood transfusion and several ops in their first few months of life.”
#2. The twins were born at just 24 weeks and six days. The legal limit to abort in England is 24 weeks.
#3. “They were so tiny that mum Katy’s labour was over in less than a minute as her babies were born at the same time.” And
#4. “The mum-of-two is a twin herself, and was paralysed from the waist down until two years ago after suffering a stroke when she was 12. She said: ‘It has not been easy an easy road but I am so proud of how far the twins have come.’”
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The twins, a boy and a girl, have navigated a series of obstacles–to the point where their mother Katy (who is 20) told Parry she is hoping soon to reach “a milestone she never thought they would reach”–bring the twins home.
Quite a journey from January 3 when after suffering cramps and bleeding, Katy went into labor at 24 weeks. “Everyone was trying to prepare me for the very real possibility that when the time came, I could be giving birth to two dead babies,” she told Parry. But she never gave up hope that Jackson and Harley would make it.
“It has been a living hell watching them hooked up to ventilators and feeding tubes and going through all their surgeries and blood transfusions,” said Katy told the Sun. “But they have fought every step of the way.”
“They monitored me closely at the hospital, and look at them now,” she added. “We are finally getting to the end of such a difficult journey. They really are my little miracles.”
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.