Twins give back to hospital that saved them

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LEAWOOD, Kan. - Twins Jack and Sam Reeves are preparing for their B'nai Mitzvah, a Jewish coming of age ceremony. As part of that, they chose a service project to do together.

"It feels really good to do nice things for other people, especially when they need it," said Jack.

"We like to help out as much as we can," Sam said.

While they could have chosen anything, they turned to a place that helped them years ago, the Overland Park Regional Medical Center Neo-Natal I.C.U..

When the boys were born in November 2000, they weighed a combined three pounds, twelve ounces.

For 79 days the boys were in the NICU.

"If the NICU wasn't here, then we wouldn't be here to celebrate good things," said Jack.

"I think it's kinda crazy that we're here today," Sam said.

So the boys asked for a wish list from the employees at the NICU. The boys were asked to help out with a play room. Jack and Sam raised more than $3,500 and bought more supplies than the NICU expected!

Their mom, Lisa, says seeing her sons give back to the place she credits with saving their lives fills her with pride.

"It's really gratifying to be able to give something back to them because they gave us so much," Lisa said.

Especially because she says when they were born, she didn't know if they'd ever make it this far.

"We didn't know where we'd be, and what their lives would be like, and they've done great," she said happily.

Abby Eden
10 p.m. Anchor/Reporter, WDAF-TV4

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