AJ Beckett-Longstaff and Stacy Gray already have one daughter together, but they wanted to expand their family. They had trouble conceiving so they turned to in-vitro fertilization. The process was successful, but Stacy's pregnancy ran into complications.
The twins, Mia and Harrison, were born at just 26 weeks on May 12th, 2015. Stacy began experiencing complications a week earlier and the babies were born, having to be removed from their mother with forceps. Each was only eight inches long and weighed just over two pounds.
With the clock ticking, the doctors at Derriford Hospital scrambled to stabilize the infants and keep them warm. Thinking quickly, the physicians wrapped both babies in bubble wrap and placed them in plastic bags, which kept them safe until they made it into the intensive care unit.
These children all owe their lives to some quick outside-the-box thinking by the doctors taking care of them. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to such stellar medical care, but if you're so inclined you can help. Consider donating to an organization like Doctors Without Borders and help ensure that people less fortunate can get the care they need too.