Mother shares heartbreaking photo of son at his twin brother’s grave to raise awareness of TTTS

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ALABAMA — A mother is sharing a heartbreaking photo, showing her son at the grave of his twin brother.

The photo, taken several years ago, shows Walker Myrick, now nine years old, sharing stories with his late brother about his first day of kindergarten.

Walker’s mom, Brooke Myrick, shared their story with Inside Edition. She said Walker’s twin brother, Willis, passed away in the womb from twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).

Brooke said the family visits Willis’ grave during the holidays. She said some days, Walker will ask specifically to go by the grave.

The family hosts an annual charity walk to keep Willis’ memory alive.

CLICK HERE to learn more about TTTS — a disease of the placenta (or afterbirth) that affects identical twin pregnancies.

1 Comment

  • rudy

    Why would this mother burden her young son with such sadness. I would think another parent would share this information once their child is at an age where the issue, and death, are better understood.

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