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Double Blessings After struggling for years to have children, there are no greater words to hear than, “You’re pregnant.” Add to that the joy – or maybe shock – of the words “with twins,” and parentsto-be John and Stacy Ash felt doubly blessed. Everything was going well with Stacy’s pregnancy at mid-term, but not with John. During a routine eye exam, the doctor noticed pressure on John’s optical nerves. While he had no symptoms, an MRI revealed a tennis ballsized tumor near the optic nerve in his brain. Within hours of the diagnosis, he was admitted to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano for neurosurgery. The procedure carried many risks, including the chance of blindness. The 24