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PHOTO: Boy visiting twin's grave on first day of school breaks hearts

A picture of an Alabama boy visiting the grave of his twin brother on his first day of school has gone viral as the twins’ mother speaks out about the condition that killed her son before he was born.

Walker Myrick, of Florence, is now 9 years old, but it is a picture taken in 2012, when he was 5, that has gained international attention. Walker’s mother, Brooke Myrick, said she vividly remembers that day.

Walker was at his brother’s grave before Myrick could get out of the car. When she caught up with him at the burial site, she found Walker sitting with his back against his brother’s headstone, telling him about his first day of school.

She snapped a photo to remember the moment.

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Myrick said Thursday that Walker has always felt a bond with his brother, Willis, who died after the boys developed twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome in the womb.

“He truly has a connection with him and always has,” Myrick said.

Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, or TTTS, can occur when identical twins share a common placenta. According to the Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation, the condition results in abnormal blood vessels connecting the twins’ umbilical cords and circulation.

The placenta, and the blood and necessary nutrients for survival, are shared unequally by the twins, according to the TTTS Foundation. The “donor twin” suffers from decreased blood volume, slower than normal growth and little or no amniotic fluid.

The “recipient twin” then becomes overloaded with blood, which puts a strain on the heart, and ends up with too much amniotic fluid. The condition can be deadly for both twins.

TTTS can occur at any time in a woman’s pregnancy, including during birth, the foundation said. The majority of identical twins share a placenta and, of those twins, about 15 percent develop TTTS.

Myrick and her husband, Michael, learned that their twins were in trouble only after a routine ultrasound, during which the technician could not find Willis’ heartbeat. Placenta testing and signs exhibited by Walker throughout the remainder of Myrick’s pregnancy pointed to TTTS as the cause of Willis’ death.

Willis, who died about two months before the boys were born, weighed just 4 ounces at birth.

Myrick said the family honors Willis’ memory every year with a charity walk, held around the twins’ March 6 birthday, to raise awareness of TTTS. This year’s walk will be held on March 5, according to a Facebook page dedicated to the event.

Myrick said Walker has read several of the stories written about him and his brother, though she has tried to shield him from any negative reactions that readers have had.

“I have showed Walker a few of the articles, and he leaned his head on me as he read them. We have always had a strong bond,” Myrick said.

Some people who have read the twins’ story have accused Myrick of instilling grief in Walker and his siblings, 2-year-old Bryant, 4-year-old Cooper and 8-year-old Jolie. The children visit Willis’ grave on holidays and other special occasions.

“They love to pick him out little cars, (or) some kind of trinket,” Myrick told “Inside Edition” in an interview. “It’s just always made (them) feel good to do things like that for their brother.”

Myrick said Thursday that Walker is “very confident” about remembering his brother.

“He doesn’t care how anyone views it,” she said. “He loves his brother.”

Child predators use popular app to go virtually undetected

An app that's widely available and free for download has caught the attention of federal investigators.

The app “Yellow” is known as "Tinder for kids," and critics said it's a playground for child predators. It works through SnapChat and markets itself as a way to make new friends, but there is virtually nothing stopping a child predator from using the app and pretending to be a teenager to meet other teens.  

"When I looked at it, I realized it's just another ploy for these child predators to get onto to become friends with my son," said Heidi Pritchard, a mother who caught her 15-year-old son trying to download Yellow.  

"When I first told him about the dangers I got the eye roll. But once he read the stories, he realized it can be scary," Pritchard said.

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FBI agents in the Pittsburgh office said predators are using apps more than ever.   

When you sign up for a new account in the Yellow app, it asks for your birth date, including the year. There's nothing in the step to prevent an adult or a predator from creating a fake birth date, and saying they're 13, 14, 15 or 16, then immediately getting matched up with teenagers to chat or exchange pictures.  

"Some of these guys with a little bit of cyber background can extract data from these pictures and actually get the geographical location of where the picture was taken," said FBI Agent John Orlando.  

The app reports having 7 million users and is very popular overseas. In the United Kingdom, one of the largest child advocacy groups is demanding Yellow create an age verification system.   

In Western Pennsylvania, school officials said battles against apps like Yellow are never-ending.  

"There's no parent or educator or a decent person in their right mind who would think that's a good idea. But developers will do it as long as there's a market," said Aaron Skirbin, principal at South Fayette.  

Skirbin said the best way to protect children is by giving them information.  

"Education has to start before high school. Education has to start the moment a parent chooses to put a device in a kid’s hand," he said.  

Pritchard has Apple's "Family Share Plan,” which means when one of her children tries to download an app -- whether it's free or paid -- she gets a notification and has to approve it.  

"I don't want my kids to be afraid of the world, but I want them to know that there are scary situations out there," Pritchard said.

Girl thriving 5 years after adoption by firefighter who delivered her

A South Carolina girl is thriving five years after a firefighter delivered her on an emergency call and decided to adopt her.

The story of Marc Hadden and the baby girl was originally shared by WMBF in 2012.

Marc’s wife, Beth, said she will never forget the November 2011 night she got an excited call from her husband after delivering the baby. 

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“He called me and he was ecstatic. I mean, he delivered a baby, and who in the world gets to deliver a baby in their lifetime that’s not a doctor?” Beth said.

Shortly afterward, the Haddens, who have two sons, learned that the baby girl had been put up for adoption. The family took it as a sign.

“Ever since we had the boys, we knew that we wanted more children,” Beth said. “But I was pre-term with them, so we knew that it wasn’t possible to have anymore babies. And we had it in our minds and in our hearts for years to adopt, and we just left it in God’s hands. We said if it's meant to be, it will be.”

Just 48 hours later, Marc and the baby were reunited, this time as father and daughter. Her new parents named her Rebecca Grace and decided to call her by her middle name.

Posted by Marc Hadden on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

“I don’t know if I have words. I never envisioned that I would have a daughter. We are truly blessed, for sure,” Marc said.

He added: “I don’t even think about her being adopted. She’s ours and we love her."

According to "Today," Grace, now 5, takes gymnastics and will start kindergarten this year. Beth, a teacher, works at the school that Grace will attend.

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Her brothers, Parker and Will, are now 12 and 14, respectively.

"The boys absolutely love her, and she loves them," Marc told "Today."

He added that Grace knows the story of her birth.

"We have never hidden it from her," Marc told "Today." "If you ask her where she was born, she says, 'My daddy delivered me in the back of an ambulance.' She knows the whole story. I wanted her to know as soon as she was old enough to understand."

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– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

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Song scientifically designed to make babies laugh, no joke

Scientists teamed up with a pop artist to create a song designed to make babies happy.

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According to Time Magazine, baby food manufacturer Cow & Gate hired a child development expert and a musical psychologist to come up with guidelines to create a pop hit for babies.

They determined that the song had to be uptempo, like a baby’s heartbeat, repetitive, and performed in a major key. The song also had be surprising, to keep the baby entertained.

Grammy-winning composer and singer Imogen Heap recorded the song. According to a video shared to YouTube, Cow & Gate, the company shared the song with seven families for a week to see if it would have an effect on their babies.

SPOILER ALERT: Baby who got hair washed in viral video still super adorable

Amira Yvonne Glenn’s face has made those who’ve seen it cry, smile and giggle. 

Her chill image has been used to promote the relaxing power of spa treatments, and she has been the subject of at least one poem that gave her pop the feels. 

Strangers have asked to meet her, and she has admirers in London, Brazil, and as far away as China. 

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All this because her proud papa took a video of getting her hair washed for the first time and posted it on his Facebook page for his mom, Tiffiney Birdsong, a RTA bus driver.  

Taveon Glenn never saw the attention coming as the view count went higher and higher. 

“It is life changing,” said Glenn, a 20-year-old West Carrollton grad. “I am just wondering what her life will be like when she grows up. I want her to have everything I didn’t have.” 


Amira Yvonne Glenn became an Internet sensation just after she was born when a video of her getting a shampoo went viral. The 2 -month-old visited with her father, Taveon Glenn, and grandmother, Tiffiney Birdsong. Photo by Amelia Robinson(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

Glenn is engaged to marry Amira’s mom, Sierra Still.

The adorable shampoo Amira received from a Miami Valley Hospital nurse in November has been viewed nearly 40 million times on her dad’s original post alone.

My daughter getting her hair washed. 😍😍Posted by Taveon Glenn on Saturday, November 19, 2016

This doesn’t count all the times it was viewed on media sites including, The Today Show and The Daily Mail in the United Kingdom. 

Now 2 months old, Amira seems the apple of her grandmother’s eye. 

Birdsong was blown away  by how Amira video inspired others. 

“It is just amazing to see how a video of a baby getting her hair washed can go viral,” Birdsong said. 

Amira Yvonne Glenn became an Internet sensation just after she was born when a video of her getting a shampoo went viral. The 2 -month-old visited with her father, Taveon Glenn, and grandmother, Tiffiney Birdsong. Photo by Amelia Robinson(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

Amira Yvonne Glenn became an Internet sensation just after she was born when a video of her getting a shampoo went viral. The 2 -month-old visited with her father, Taveon Glenn, and grandmother, Tiffiney Birdsong. Photo by Amelia Robinson(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

Ivanka Trump shares sweet photo of son, 'personal assistant Theodore,' in White House

Every busy mom is a pro at multitasking.

As a mother of three young children, Ivanka Trump can multitask with the best of them. Before her father moved into the White House, she ran her own fashion company while raising her family. By the looks of it, the work never really stopped.

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On Tuesday, the president's eldest daughter shared a sweet moment with her “personal assistant.” Looking very official in the halls of the White House, Trump takes what appears to be a serious phone call as her youngest son looks playfully at the camera.

“Taking a call in the White House with my personal assistant Theodore," she captioned the moment.

The photo quickly went viral on Instagram, with more than 219,000 likes.

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Taking a call in the White House with my personal assistant Theodore. A photo posted by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on Feb 7, 2017 at 2:32pm PST

Earlier Tuesday, she shared another behind-the-scenes look at her father in action as commander-in-chief.

“At last week’s meeting of the @whitehouse Business Advisory Council, one of the key items on the agenda was leveling the playing field for women in the workforce, including female small business owners–a topic of critical importance,” she wrote alongside the photo.

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At last week's meeting of the @whitehouse Business Advisory Council, one of the key items on the agenda was leveling the playing field for women in the workforce, including female small business owners--a topic of critical importance. A photo posted by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on Feb 7, 2017 at 8:45am PST

Woman outraged after day care worker breastfeeds her son

A North Carolina mother is outraged, claiming surveillance video shows a daycare worker breastfeeding her child without permission.

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The video is from inside Carrboro Early School, outside of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Kaycee Oxendine said that the woman on the video also has a young child in the day care, and that she suggested that breastfeeding may help Oxendine's son's constipation.

But Oxendine said her son was born lactose intolerant and had to be rushed to the hospital after the incident.

"That's an innocent baby. My baby couldn't say, 'No, don't do that.' He couldn't defend himself," Oxendine told WSOC-TV.

The day care worker was fired, but Oxendine said she hopes to press charges.

Woman delivers healthy baby after surviving aneurysm while pregnant

A Michigan woman is enjoying time with her new baby boy after doctors said she beat all odds, surviving an aneurysm while pregnant and making a full recovery.

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Anna Weeber, of Michigan, is the proud mother of 4-week-old Hudson and 2-year-old Declan. She recently reunited with the doctor who saved her, Dr. Justin Singer, of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.

“I’m so excited,” Weeber said, according to an article posted by Spectrum Health. “This is the guy that saved my life and my baby’s life.”

According to People, when Weeber was 26 weeks pregnant, she suffered a blinding headache while preparing to go out on a bike ride with her husband and her son. The pain was so bad that she started vomiting.

As her husband, Nate, called 911, she realized she couldn’t feel the left side of her body.

“From that moment on, I don’t remember anything,” Weeber said.

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When she arrived at the hospital, doctors performed tests and soon identified a ruptured brain aneurysm. An aneurysm occurs when a blood vessel balloons in the brain. When it ruptures, the vessel pops, and could cause a life-threatening stroke.

Singer felt moved by Weeber's case because his own wife was 24 weeks pregnant at the time.

Weeber underwent surgery and spent weeks in the hospital for observation and recovery. Amazingly, she suffered no complications after the aneurysm.

According to Spectrum Health, half of the patients who suffer an aneurysm don’t survive, and most who do survive never return to full health.

Last month, she and her husband welcomed their 9-pound baby boy.

“After Hudson was first born, he and I would make eye contact when I was holding him and I would just start crying,” Weeber said. “We had both been through so much, and I felt like he knew that.”

When the family reunited with Singer, his eyes welled up with tears.

“I didn’t expect to feel so emotional,” said Singer. “This is fantastic … It makes me feel good.”

Anna and Nate credit her excellent recovery to the doctors who cared for her and the power of prayer. According to Spectrum Health, Nate put out a prayer request on Facebook when his wife first fell ill.

“People all around the world were praying for us,” said Nate.

Read more at Spectrum Health and People

After surviving an aneurysm while pregnant, miracle patient Anna Weeber introduces her newborn to her neurosurgeon. by Spectrum Health on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

After Super Bowl loss, students blame Falcons for school tardiness

Monday morning wasn't easy for Atlanta Falcons fans.

The Falcons made history Sunday night in Super Bowl LI, but not in the way fans had hoped. The team blew a 25-point lead over the New England Patriots in the the worst collapse ever seen in a Super Bowl.

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Many struggled to get out of bed and make it to work on time Monday, and it was no different for students.

At Greater Atlanta Christian School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, several students admitted their reason for being late had to do with the Super Bowl. But one student’s reason takes the cake.

Under “reason” on the tardy list, the student wrote, “Failed to rise up."

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The school posted the list on its Facebook page, saying, “This might be our favorite tardy excuse … ever.”

So for everyone who spent time trying to come up with clever excuses for being late, it turns out that honesty really is the best policy.

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This might be our very favorite tardy excuse...ever. "Failed to rise up." #riseupPosted by Greater Atlanta Christian School on Monday, February 6, 2017

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