'LOLO' AND 'FISHY' DOUGLAS-JONES
BORN : 13 APRIL 2006
We live in an era in which the protection of a minors privacy is essential, so I am only going to call my twins by the nicknames that I had for them early on in life.
LOLO became frustrated in Jackies womb at seven months and decided that it was time to stop waiting for an introduction to life and put her mother into labour 8 weeks early.
This did work against her as she was resuscitated at birth (while a very comfortable Fishy clearly did not want to come out.) Her introduction into life was fortunately and unfortunately a sign of how the universe has challenged her constantly with curve balls any young child would hate to have to deal with. While the challenges that she has faced are numerous - from physical to emotional and often repeated and completely random, the ability she has to brush all obstacles aside, while admitting her mistakes along the way, is truly inspirational. She has the most contagious zest for life, an incredible empathy for every living soul on Gods Green earth. What she may lack in physical stature, she more than makes up for in her refusal to be trodden on by the harshness of life. Jackie and I know that she will become a memorable leader in everything she does and more importantly, she will graciously change lives and help others understand the true meaning of WHAT DOESNT KILL YOU, MAKES YOU STRONGER.