Amazing Brotherly Bond: Boy Visits Twin Brother’s Grave, Tells Him About The Day At School.

Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, also known as TTTS, is a rare condition that occurs during pregnancy when twins share a single placenta. If blood vessels in the placenta get connected in a certain way, the twins effectively share a single circulatory system. Sometimes one of the twins doesn’t get enough blood flow. For the deprived twin, the result can be stunted growth or developmental problems. But sometimes it’s far more tragic than that.

Walker Myrick’s twin brother Willis didn’t survive childbirth; he was a victim of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. And while Walker never knew his brother, he nevertheless feels a strong bond with him. In fact, he visits Willis’ grave regularly, especially on major holidays. Recently, 9 year-old Walker visited his brother’s grave and told him all about how school is going. Their mom had a camera with her and snapped a few photos. It’s doubly amazing: the bond Walker feels for his lost brother and the amazing dedication he shows by visiting the grave.

The television show Inside Edition brought the story to the world and we’ve posted the video for you below.

As their mom said of Walker’s visits to his brother’s grave, “It also gave me a sense of peace, to see that he picks up a connection with his brother. So, it’s kind of like a bittersweet feeling.” She decided to share her story to raise awareness of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and how it can impact families. She’s also organized an annual Walker And Willis Birthday Walk, hoping the event will prompt women who are pregnant with twins to seek extra care from their doctors so that if they do have TTTS, it can be treated before it’s too late.

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