Twins born in Lee's Summit at 23 weeks called "miraculous" by do - KCTV5

Twins born in Lee's Summit at 23 weeks called "miraculous" by doctors

Posted: Updated:
Their doctors are calling them miracle babies after twin babies are beating the odds after being born at just 23 weeks. (KCTV5) Their doctors are calling them miracle babies after twin babies are beating the odds after being born at just 23 weeks. (KCTV5)
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

Their doctors are calling them miracle babies after twin babies are beating the odds after being born at just 23 weeks. 

Kathryn and Alexander aren’t even supposed to be here. Their due date was Dec. 29, but arrived at Overland Park Regional on Sept. 1st.

"I might've mentioned to you before I knew I had a dad living inside of me, but I had no idea that I was the crying dad,” said Sam Green, a father of the twins. “It’s magical and it's miraculous.”

Doctors at the Overland Park hospital are calling Kate and Alex miracles. 

"Kate and Alex were born at the very earliest that you can possibly do something for them,” said neonatologist Dr. Thomas Lancaster. “The struggles they've had over the past few months, especially this first few days and weeks, were mostly related to Lungs and fighting off infection."

Sam and Chris, have been together for 17 years. The couple always knew they wanted a family so they used a surrogate in Kansas City. The couple was at home in New York, the night she went into labor.

The babies were born in Lee's Summit  and rushed to Overland Park Regional, one of the few hospitals equipped to handle babies born that early.

"They could each fit in the palm of our hand and they were both connected to ventilators," Green said. "When they're at 23 weeks gestation, their eyes are still a few shot they have no fat on their bodies."

The babies have had to endure a lot from infections to brain hemorrhages to a lung collapse, but they have gained several pounds and continue to improve.

Doctors say Alex and Kate are ahead of the curve and they expect them to go home with their dads in January. 

Copyright 2016 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Missouri man charged with felony after alleged racial slur

    Missouri man charged with felony after alleged racial slur

    Thursday, January 29 2015 11:44 PM EST2015-01-30 04:44:07 GMT
    A 65-year-old Maryville man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black server as she served him breakfast. The man is accused of assaulting her and using racially insensitive language.More >
    A 65-year-old Maryville man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black server as she served him breakfast. The man is accused of assaulting her and using racially insensitive language. More >
  • Surveillance video captures smash and grab at Independence home

    Surveillance video captures smash and grab at Independence home

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:19:33 GMT
    Brian Graham faces burglary and theft charges, while David Sherrill is charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. (Submitted)Brian Graham faces burglary and theft charges, while David Sherrill is charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. (Submitted)

    Thieves smashed their way inside an Independence man's home as his crystal-clear surveillance cameras rolled.  

    More >

    Thieves smashed their way inside an Independence man's home as his crystal-clear surveillance cameras rolled.  

    More >
  • 2 shooting victims found in vehicle near 104th, Holmes

    2 shooting victims found in vehicle near 104th, Holmes

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:14:44 GMT
    Chopper 5 video of the crime scene. (KCTV5)Chopper 5 video of the crime scene. (KCTV5)

    Police are investigating a double-shooting at 104th Street and Holmes.  One person is fighting for their life, while the second victim suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.  This is the third double-shooting in Kansas City in the past 24 hours.  This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for more. 

    More >

    Police are investigating a double-shooting at 104th Street and Holmes.  One person is fighting for their life, while the second victim suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.  This is the third double-shooting in Kansas City in the past 24 hours.  This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for more. 

    More >
Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:
KCTV  KSMO

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.