In honor of National Siblings Day, I couldn’t think of a better person to reach out to than my friend, Sally Bailey.
Sally and her husband Brandon were blessed with two beautiful twin girls on October 25th of 2015.
At just 16 weeks into her pregnancy, the Baileys found out that the girls were suffering from a rare condition called Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Not only were these precious babies saring the same placenta, but they were also sharing the same blood vessel. This essentially means that one twin is receiving more blood flow, while the other receives very little. Without treatment the syndrome is almost always fatal, and even with the minimally invasive surgery there is still a 65% survival rate for both twins.
Sally and Brandon moved from Oklahoma City to Dallas in order to be closer to the specialist. However, as Sally prepared for her own surgery, the condition stopped worsening and at 34 weeks she went into labor.
Baby Paige and Ella beat the odds and fought to be here today. Their story is a miracle and one that touched our hearts.
When I asked Sally what her favorite thing about having twin girls was this is what she said:
“Wow! It’s hard to choose one thing. I guess I would have to say that I love that I get to share the beautiful bond between a mama and her daughter with TWO at the same time! It’s a kind of love you can’t out into words. My heart explodes with love for each one of them all at the same time. I’m so spoiled! I also love that I get to see their love for each other develop more and more each day. I can’t even begin to explain how incredible it is to watch them become best friends. It is truly amazing.”
Alex Terry | ATW Tribe