(Mirror Daily, United States) – Mirror Daily is proud to bring you the sad story of Walker Myrick, a 9-year-old boy from Alabama, who continues to share every with his Willis, his twin brother, who passed away at birth. The infant died due to a rare condition called TTTS or twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Brooke, Walker’s mother, said that although nine years have passed since Willis passed away, the boy still talks about his identical twin and regularly visits his grave.
Walker Myrick is a regular nine-year-old boy from Alabama – he attends school, plays lots of games with his friend, and does pretty much anyone would expect from a boy his age. However, there are times when the boy would begin talking as if there was a person near him.
Brooke Myrick, the boy’s mother, explains that her son doesn’t have an imaginary friend, and is actually talking to his twin sibling, Willis. According to Brooke’s story, when the twins were still in the womb, the doctors diagnosed them with a rare condition called TTTS (twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome).
As the doctors explained, during the time spent in their mother’s womb, twins share a common placenta. However, due to this rare condition, a blood flow imbalance, resulting in one twin receiving more blood than the other. TTTS is considered quite dangerous as it can result in the loss of one or both infants.
Unfortunately, Brooke was one of the poor souls who was diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Wills, Walker’s twin sibling, passed away shortly after birth, leaving his mother scarred for life. The boy was too young to remember anything about his mother’s experience with Willis.
However, according to Brooke, ever since the boy could, he would always ask her about his twin sibling, and, sometimes, would share his daily highlights with him.
And now, even though nine years have passed since Willis died, Walker and Brooker continue to visit his grave. Brooke said that each time they go to the cemetery, Walker hugs his brother’s gravestone and talks to him about what his experiences.
Even when he’s at home or waiting in the car for his mother, Walker, the Alabama twin, talks to Willis as if he was standing right beside him. Brooke said that identical twin are known to share a strong connection, and in Walker and Willis’s case, this bond transcends death.
The Alabama twin’s mother wants to use this opportunity in order to raise awareness on twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
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