Written by Jami Kinton, Mansfield New Journal
, Sept. 27, 2011
ASHLAND, Ohio -- Three-year-old twins with cerebral palsy are making life adventurous, challenging and bittersweet for the Hancock family.
"They're happy kids but it definitely makes it more difficult because as a parent you want them to have every opportunity that every other child has," said mother Carrie Hancock. "It's hard, but we're handling it the best we can."
Because they were born 10 weeks premature, both children suffered developmental delays.
By the time Tessa and Dylan were 20 months old, Tessa had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a permanent disorder that affects movement and posture. At that time, parents Carrie and Jeremy were getting ready to take their daughter overseas for a stem cell transplant, a procedure that would allow Tessa to live a better, less physically restricted life.
In the midst of their planning, the family was soon faced with another obstacle. That January, Dylan also was diag...
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