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This Mom Had A Touching Photoshoot Of Her Newborn Twins Who Didn’t Have Much Time Left
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This Mom Had A Touching Photoshoot Of Her Newborn Twins Who Didn’t Have Much Time Left

Lyndsay and Matthew Brentlinger from Toledo, Ohio, had been trying to have a baby for years, and their wish finally came true on December 17th 2016 when Lyndsay gave birth to twins William and Reagan.

Sadly however, William was born with various abnormalities and only the right side of his heart was functioning. At their 23rd week of pregnancy, the Brentlingers were told that their son would be a still-born, but he survived the birth and remained with his new family for 11 days before tragically passing away. “They were the happiest 11 days of my life,” said Matthew.

To make the most of their short time together, a friend of the family got in touch with Lindsey Brown, a professional photographer, who agreed to do a touching photoshoot of William and his twin sister just before Christmas. “Pictures are just memories,” said Brown. “I know how much people cherish them, so I was really glad I was able to do that for them.” And as you can see, while William is no longer with us, he’ll live on forever in these beautiful pictures with his parents and twin sister.

“I cried the first time I looked at them. I still cry sometimes,” said Lyndsay. “They are beautiful and he is beautiful. In some of them, you can see he is wide awake with his big beautiful eyes. It’s something we will definitely cherish.”

More info: Lindsey Brown Photography (h/t: 13abc, good.is)

Lyndsay and Matthew Brentlinger from Toledo, Ohio, had been trying to have a baby for years

Their wish finally came true on December 17th 2016 when Lyndsay gave birth to twins William and Reagan

Sadly however, William was born with various abnormalities, and only the right side of his heart was functioning

The Brentlingers were told that their son would be a still-born, but William survived the birth and remained with his new family for 11 days

“They were the happiest 11 days of my life,” said Matthew

To make the most of their short time together, a friend of the family contacted Lindsey Brown, a professional photographer, who agreed to do a touching photoshoot of William and his twin sister Reagan

“Pictures are just memories,” said Brown. “I know how much people cherish them, so I was really glad I was able to do that for them”

“I cried the first time I looked at them. I still cry sometimes,” said Lyndsay

“They are beautiful and he is beautiful. In some of them, you can see he is wide awake with his big beautiful eyes. It’s something we will definitely cherish”

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Emre
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a new born baby, and this post is so heavy for me to read...Children shouldn't die, no matter what...

Mark Chasteen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, man. That one chokes you up.

Steven Hernandez
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I lost my son on 11/29 due to Trisomy 18. It has been the hardest thing anyone could ever have to go through. Sebastian I love you!

Daphne Chuffart
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm so sorry for your loss Steven. Take care, Daphne

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Emre
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a new born baby, and this post is so heavy for me to read...Children shouldn't die, no matter what...

Mark Chasteen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, man. That one chokes you up.

Steven Hernandez
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I lost my son on 11/29 due to Trisomy 18. It has been the hardest thing anyone could ever have to go through. Sebastian I love you!

Daphne Chuffart
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm so sorry for your loss Steven. Take care, Daphne

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