Two twin girls surprised the doctors who did not give them any chance at life. The little ones, who were born with a rare bone disease, not only survived but reached the age of one and a half.
Hope and Amelia are two adorable twins who were born with a rare bone disease. Their bones were so fragile from the beginning that they broke while they were in their mother’s womb. Amelia and Hope Mowforth, now 18 months old, are two happy children with a smile on their faces. Although they look like two children who play normally with their parents, they often break their bones and have multiple fractures. They are so fragile that their family members are afraid to touch them. Both were born with 15 broken bones, and doctors were able to observe ultrasound ruptures before they were born. Even simple things like changing clothes or rolling on your belly can leave you with other fractures.
Claire Mowforth, the mother of the twins, found out about her little girls’ disease, called osteogenesis imperfecta, while she was pregnant. Doctors warned the woman and her husband, Phil, that the little ones might not survive. Despite all the chances given by doctors, Amelia-Grace and Hope-Elizabeth were born on April 4, 2018. “It is difficult because they seem to be made of glass. In the early days, we always wondered why they were crying, if they were crying like the other children or because they had broken a bone. We were almost afraid to touch them because, at the slightest movement, their bones can break, ”Claire told the Daily Mail.
“Anything from sneezing or coughing to a fall can cause fractures,” she said. If Amelia was discharged two weeks after giving birth, her sister was not so lucky. Two weeks later, Hope stopped breathing. She was resuscitated and diagnosed with heart failure, high blood pressure, and chronic lung disease. However, she fought for her life and at four months she also arrived home. The twins will be fitted with standing rods. With their help, their legs will be straightened and even their bones will be strengthened. Also, around the age of three, children will undergo complex treatments to prevent bone loss.