Heartbreaking Sonogram Shows Dying Twin Holding Unborn Sister's Hand
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A sonogram shows the moment a dying twin holds his sister's hand in their mother's womb.
Parents-to-be Ian and Brittani McIntire were heartbroken to learn that one of their twins would not survive.
Doctors told the Kansas couple that their unborn son, Mason, has a hole in his heart and an abnormal brain.
But the family will hold on to a sonogram picture taken Tuesday that appears to show the twins holding hands.
The doctors captured the image of Mason, on the left, with his tiny hand wrapped around the finger of his growing twin sister, Madilyn.
"We didn't really see much. (The doctor) said, 'There's his hand and there's her hand, and it looks like they're holding hands,'" Brittani told Fox8.
The McIntires believe that this special moment of siblings bonding was no coincidence.
"We know we have a piece of them together that will last forever, and it's special to have," Ian said.
"It's just nice with everything going on... I know I'm holding him, I'm carrying him, but I just want to be there for him," Brittani explained. "She's the only one who can actually be there and is holding onto him... so it's comforting to know that if he does pass, he won't be alone."
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