After nine weeks of pregnancy, Callista and her husband Ryan discovered they were expecting twins. Unfortunately, they were told they were expecting mono mono twins, an extremely rare form, which meant a high-risk pregnancy for Callista.
Ryan and Callista's Story
Ryan and Callista's daughters were delivered at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center at only 25 weeks and two days gestation. “Our girls were born incredibly, incredibly early,” says Callista, “and one of our daughters, Madison, actually passed away when she was nine days old.”
After such a heart-breaking loss, Callista explains that she and her husband were surrounded by a compassionate staff. “The staff at OSU was absolutely amazing. They took pretty much the most difficult moment of our entire lives and made it something really memorable and just really took care of us.” It was this compassion that compelled Callista and Ryan to give back.