Parents of twins feel doubly blessed at the birth of their babies, but the remarkable story of Madeline and Isabella Dunn makes them seem more like twin miracles.
At 2 months of age, the family pediatrician noticed something odd in Madeline’s stomach and sent the infant for an ultrasound, according to a report by the Christian Broadcasting Network.
The 2007 diagnosis was beyond belief: a softball-size tumor, malignant in nature, known as stage 4S neuroblastoma, a rare cancer found only in infants and young children, according to a story in People magazine .
But the night grew even darker for the Dunns when Detroit Medical Center’s Dr. Jeffrey Taub wanted to check out sister Isabella as well during a visit.
«She went for an ultrasound immediately, and found that she had what looked like the exact same tumor that Madeline had,» Taub told the Christian Broadcasting Network.
The twins were separated during chemotherapy and got sick and suffered a lot of pain from the process, but when they were reunited both girls started doing better. Three months later, a call came in that both girls had no signs of cancer.