Emmy Award(R) winner! Missy Davert is 2′ 11″ tall and lives with osteogenesis imperfecta, a brittle bone condition that has led to more than 200 fractures throughout her life. She always dreamed of becoming a mom but she and her husband, Ken, knew that dream was unrealistic. Then Missy and Ken discovered they were pregnant with twins. Their story is an inspiration to any woman facing a high-risk pregnancy.
Many doctors advised Missy to abort at least one of the babies. But abortion was never an option for Missy and Ken. They were determined to do all they could to bring their children into the world.
Under the care of maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Daniel Wechter, Missy was able to carry the twins 32 weeks before successfully giving birth to Austin and Michaela. Both children inherited Missy’s condition, but this never deterred the Daverts. Missy knew no one would be better equipped than she is to take care of a child with osteogenesis imperfecta.
At the time of filming, Austin and Michaela were 10 years old. Missy and Ken know how blessed they are to have their children and are forever thankful for Dr. Wechter’s help and support. Missy has instilled in her children the belief that their disabilities can never determine their happiness.