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After a Rare Diagnosis Threatened Their Boys’ Lives, Parents Build Awareness About TTTS and Fetal Surgery Options at The SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute.
Date:8/31/2014

St. Louis (PRWEB) August 31, 2014

Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) almost took the lives of identical twins Aiden and Blake Colp before they were born, but an innovative fetal surgery at the SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute gave them the chance at life.

Now, their parents David and Theresa Colp want to build awareness about TTTS and the life-saving fetal surgery option available in St. Louis at the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute. They are hosting TTTS awareness nights at Market Pub House (6655 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO 63130) on Friday, Sept. 10 from 6 – 10 p.m. and at Busch Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 21 during the St. Louis Cardinals game.

“Until we went through this experience we had no idea that there were treatment options for rare diseases like this in St. Louis,” said Theresa. “We want to make families aware that there are true professionals right here with the experience to help.” Proceeds from the events will benefit the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute, to help future families who face a TTTS diagnosis.

The evening at Market Pub House will include a silent auction and a raffle for the chance to throw out the first pitch, and watch batting practice on the field at the TTTS Awareness Night with the Cardinals on Sept. 21.

TTTS is a prenatal condition in which twins share unequal amounts of the placenta’s blood supply, resulting in the
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