A couple in Fort Worth, Texas, were married Tuesday next to their 15 weeks premature son.
The couple, Kristi Warriner and Justin Nelson, agreed to postpone their wedding after discovering that Warriner had what was considered a high-risk pregnancy. The condition known as Feto-Fetal Transfusion Syndrome is a rare condition that occurs in identical twins who share the placenta. In late August, Warriner went to the emergency room and later discovered that one of the twins had passed away. In the days following her son, JJ was born weighing 1 pound, 13 ounces, 15 weeks premature. JJ remained in the neonatal intensive care unit at Cook Children's Medical Center because he was born with chronic lung disease.
Nearly 11 weeks later, the couple elected to marry next to JJ's crib. They had considered other locations but felt like it was important for JJ to attend the wedding. The hospital helped the couple (now the Nelsons) with the wedding.
The family is sharing their story in hopes to reach parents who have lost children in utero.
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