When Brittani McIntire and her husband Ian learned that they would be having twins, they were overjoyed! They discovered that they would have a boy and a girl - Mason and Madilyn.
During one of the routine ultrasounds, Doctors had some devastating news for the new parents. Mason had a hole in his heart and an abnormal brain. They wanted to do surgery on his heart, but couldn't perform it because of complications with the little boy's brain.
It seems like Mason could sense what was wrong and did something that amazed the ultrasound technician. As his parents and the doctors watched in disbelief, Mason reached for Madilyn's hand.
Madilyn continued to offer her twin support inside the womb. Weekly sonograms showed her hand resting on his back:
Sadly, Mason did not survive, but his family holds on to this cherished memory of their two babies supporting each other. He might not be with them now, but they know that he is watching over them in heaven.
Little Madilyn Grace McIntire was born on April 25, 2016 healthy and strong, weighing 6lbs 5 oz. Her brother, Mason James McIntire was born two minutes later also weighing 6lbs 5oz.
A little over one year later, and Madilyn is thriving. Although her parents will always feel the loss of her twin brother, Mason, they know that he surely at peace, looking down on them all.