Local Family ‘Twice’ as Grateful This Thanksgiving

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The Leneghan family has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Their twin girls, Nora and Caitlynn, are going home.

"I'm just really excited that they are coming home. Because they've been away for so long!" said their sister, Maggie.

The girls were born premature at MetroHealth Medical Center on November 4.

"It was kind of a surprise that sure enough, I was in labor and within a few hours, here we go! They're here!" laughed Tina, their mother.

Seven weeks early, to be exact.

"I realize my wife hasn't had much sleep lately. But at four o'clock in the morning, I told her I couldn't sleep because I was so excited," said Kevin, their dad.

Baby Nora and Caity were in the NICU for two and a half weeks.

And for the Leneghan family, it was a trying time of balancing work, family, and hospital visits.

"It's been a struggle. Bouncing back and forth between work and here and taking care of the wife and two other children at the house," added Kevin.

But a struggle that was well worth the reward.

The family, which includes a big sister and little brother, will all be together for Thanksgiving.

"Not some of us here, and some of us there. And I know it sounds cliche, but we are just so grateful to have such a wonderful family," said Tina.

"We'll have a lot of the family together for the first time. And since it's Thanksgiving, we really have something to be thankful for," added Maggie.