Andrew & Matthew's Story

Images Captured by Anna Jones Photography

These Tiny Light twins may face challenges, but they never complain and wish their lives were any different.  Andrew has atypical autism and moderate/severe spastic cerebral palsy, requiring a wheelchair for most of his day-to-day activities.  Matthew has ADD and mild cerebral palsy, which affects his motor skills.

Their parents knew the twins would have some form of disability before they were born.  Andrew was officially diagnosed at 6 months, Matthew at 3 years of age.  “We were in one way thrilled the twins had survived to delivery and made it home from the NICU, but we knew that life would be challenging as the parents of twins – and twins with special needs.”

The 12-year old brothers are great working together, but they have very different aspirations.  Andrew wants to be a DJ.  Matthew dreams of being a pilot.

This family has faced many ups and downs, yet there is so much to look forward to with these Tiny Lights.  “The slower pace does allow you to truly enjoy the moment that might otherwise pass you by.”

Written by Elaine Yong