A thoughtful mom posted this heartbreaking picture of her newborn twins to tell a touching story of love and affection.
One of the twins was seen hugging his very sick brother for the first time since they were born in a Fort Pierce hospital, Florida, as if he knew they’ll be separated for life. A look at Hawk and Mason explains the feeling that a million words cannot.
Image shows twin brothers–Hawk and Mason.
Hawk Buchmeyer died earlier this week from a very condition called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), according to a report from Metro.
Brandy Guettler and Tommy Buchmeyer [parents to the twins] had urged people to pray for their boy, having faith that nothing is impossible with God though they were told that Hawk’s condition was life-threatening.
The family posted on their Facebook page: “Well this roller coaster we are on is headed back down, Hawks bilirubin levels are very high. We need to continue to pray that he keeps fighting and getting stronger so we can hopefully start to gradually take him off Ecmo. He’s not strong enough yet to do it on is own. If we can just get his lungs to expand and start working a little more on their own we would be doing good. Just please keep these prayers coming!!!”
Unfortunately, Hawk passed on to the afterlife on Wednesday, and the family announced to friends and well wishers that their ‘sweet little man was called home to be with Jesus’.
They wrote: ‘He went very peacefully and we know he’s no longer suffering. Please give us some time to grieve and try to start the healing process.’
According to the report, Brandy told WPEC about the picture last week, explaining how surpised they are, that a brotherly hug could capture millions of “hearts” and “likes”.
The twin brothers were born in the same hospital where their mom works. Brand said, “it was actually Mason who needed calming down that night” although his brother Hawk was suffering from a very bad health condition.
“He was actually getting really fussy,” Brandy Guettler said, “And the nurse said why don’t you try laying him down next to Hawk. I said ‘Can you do that?’ So we laid him there and all of the sudden as soon as he felt Hawk, he reached his arm out and grabbed him and just started to smile. The two of them knew they were there for each other.”
We posted the picture for people to see how they were doing since we were so far away at Shands in Gainesville,” Tommy Buchmeyer, Hawk and Mason’s Father said, “Every day the numbers grow. 5.6 million people have seen it. 24,000 shares. 105,000 likes.”
“We didn’t expect it to take off the way it has. We have been contacted from Ireland, Scotland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, people from all over,” Guettler said.
According to the National Institutes of Health, CDH is a condition in which a hole in the diaphragm allows abdominal organs to move into the chest. This prevents the lungs from developing normally, resulting in lungs being under-developed.
Hawk also suffered kidney failure among other ailments.
The family believes the picture will create awareness on this rare health condition which ended their sweet boy’s life.