A Florida couple recently shared on social media their experience in trying to keep their newborn twins, Mason and Hawk, alive.
Last month, the twins' parents, Brandy Guettler and Tommy Buchmeyer, shared a picture of the Buchmeyer twins touching for the first time. The photo of the heartwarming embrace soon went viral with thousands of likes and shares on Facebook.
A Facebook page made for Mason and Hawk posted a photo of the twins with the caption: "This picture was taken a 11 days after they were born, it's the first time they have ever touched and as soon as Mason felt Hawk he reached out for his arm and smiled this big. We thought it was time for everyone pulling for our boy to see this picture."
The touching photo has received over 114k likes, and over 27k shares on Facebook.
The Buchmeyer twins were born at the University of Florida Health Shands in Gainesville on August 18. Soon after birth, Hawk immediately began experiencing some health issues.
According to ABC News, he was diagnosed with a rare condition called CDH, which is congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The Buchmeyers originally made the Facebook page to share the news of Hawk's health with family and friends, but the page garnered the attention of thousands of Facebook users showing support for the family of the twins.
Thousand of complete strangers were moved to write thoughtful and encouraging notes to the Buchmeyers, even though they had never met them.
Early on Wednesday morning, the family shared on Facebook that Hawk had passed away. They wrote: "Our hearts are saddened this morning as our sweet little man was called home to be with Jesus. 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."0comments
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Buchmeyer family.