KAYSVILLE – Life hasn’t been easy for two Layton girls born prematurely.
But they’re starting to blossom.
Twins Sonnet and Edyn Finch came into this world in late May of 2007. The cards dealt to Edyn have contained a variety of challenges.
Edyn has suffered from a syndrome called Twin-to-twin transfusion.
She also suffers from torticollis, under-developed lungs, hearing loss and failure to thrive.
Edyn also developed an eating disorder diagnosed as feeding delay, which prevented her from gaining weight because she rarely was able to keep any food in her system.
“Edyn had a long road ahead. She was a miracle,” her adoptive mother, Stephanie Finch, said.
Stephanie and Jason Finch adopted the twins at 21 months.
At the age of 4, they were enrolled in Head Start, a federal program that provides instruction and interaction for low- and moderate-income 4-year-olds.
That program has been of particular help to Edyn, who has developed age-appropriate skills including independently feeding herself. She is social during snack times and requires very few prompts to eat her full meal.
Edyn has gained weight and grown taller and stronger. She no longer requires oxygen each night.
Her muscles have strengthened enough for her to participate in tpical playground activities Р something she couldn’t do a year ago.
She can now climb the ladder on the big slide at school, swing on the swings and jump from both feet, among other skills.
That growth has extended to fine motor skills a well, including learning how to fasten large buttons and snaps.
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