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Beating the Odds: Living life through their eyes

Posted at 4:07 AM, Jan 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-25 09:46:27-05

When Jenna and Jim Gainey found out they were having twin boys, they had dreams of the future. This was never the story they imagined, but they can't imagine life any other way. Born at just 24 weeks, Jake and Kellan Gainey had less than a 25 percent chance of surviving.

They spent more than 120 days in the NICU and when they were finally released, their lives were filled with specialists, appointments, therapies and major surgeries to save their sight.

Aside from their limited vision, Jake is in a wheelchair and has cerebral palsy, but their limitations never stop them. The 8-year-olds are now big brothers, they go to school, play baseball and are learning braille.

"The boys show us everyday with everything they lack, there's always something more we've gained," said Jenna Gainey.  "They can't see us, or the detail of the world but they are two of the most innocent, genuine and authentic boys. They just want to know you."

Jake and Kellan teach everyone they meet to see the world in an incredible way, through their eyes.

For more on their story and to help Jake get some new wheels, click here.