58-Year-Old Nurse Adopts Twins with Rare Genetic Disorder
A 58-year-old nurse Linda Trepanier recently adopted twins Mathew and Marshall after their parents could no longer give them the care they needed. They were both born with a rare genetic disorder called Pfeiffer Syndrome where the skull does not grow normally, resulting in irregularly-shaped large heads.
Prior to adopting the boys, Trepanier already served as their foster parent, caring for them since they were only four weeks old. After caring for the twins for some time, social services asked Trepanier if she could adopt one of the boys but since she couldn’t bear to lose one, the kind-hearted nurse decided to adopt them both.
“When I first saw the twins I thought they were the most adorable little things I have ever seen,” Trepanier told SWNS. “I just fell in love with them. I knew in my heart that they were my boys.”
Considering that the children needed 24/7 care, most of Trepanier’s family and friends were against the adoption, seeing the situation as a burden.
‘My family and friends think I’m crazy because I’m a 58-year-old and I should be looking forward to retirement, but I couldn’t care less about that,” Trepanier said. “People struggle to understand. They say, ‘Oh, those kids are going to tie you down.’ But I have learned to live with it. I just feel privileged that I have been able to make a real, positive difference to Matthew and Marshall’s lives,” she added.
Linda said that she always dreamt of becoming a nurse, primarily to care for babies and kids and she believes that her nurse training prepared her for caring for the twins since other parents wouldn’t be able to handle the special care needed by the boys.
“It has always been my passion and once I started doing the foster care and teaching other nurses how to provide care I just felt like it was something I was born to do,” Trepanier shared. “They are a lot of hard work but they are also a lot of fun.”
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