ZIONSVILLE, Ind. - A tenth birthday is a big milestone for any child. But for the Weaver family in Zionsville, 10 years marks a new chapter of survival.
Jack and Andrew Weaver are identical twins. They turned 10 years old in February.
By looking at them today, one would never know they had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and a birthday that came too early. Their parents said it took a team of doctors and a whole lot of prayers to ensure just one more day.
Eventually, they gained strength and size. Today, they’re completely caught up with their peers, and in some cases, ahead.
The Weavers don’t take any of it for granted. For the past decade, they’ve made it their mission to raise money for other premature babies who will benefit from future research.
"We don't want to forget. We have two very healthy boys today, but it didn't start out that way. There are a lot of parents who don't have their babies or are struggling with the side effects of prematurity today," LoraLee Weaver said. "Our twins Jack and Andrew turned 10 in February so we're obviously excited for that -- and we decided to raise the goal significantly to $10,000."
It’s a big goal, but they said they’re ready for the challenge. Click here to help.
The Weaver’s fundraising total will be added to the grand total raised at this year’s March for Babies at White River State Park on Saturday morning.
State revoking license for Children's Choice
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is taking action to revoke the license for Children's Choice, a child care center at…
Committee hears juvenile justice alternatives
Society has more effective ways to deal with juvenile crime than locking up children, experts told an Indiana legislative panel Monday.
Neighbor rescues man from burning home
An alert neighbor was credited with rescuing a man from his burning home early Sunday, Indianapolis Fire Department spokeswoman Rita Reith said.
2 IU players enter pretrial diversion program
Indiana basketball players Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell and Stanford Robinson have entered pretrial diversion programs after being charged in April…
Day care worker arrested on child porn charges
An Indiana day care worker was fired after he was arrested on child porn charges, police said.
Dem opponent calls Turner 'ghost' candidate
Departing House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner's opponent says his decision to resign if he wins re-election in November makes him a "ghost" candidate.