Twin teens each needed a liver. One will now graduate, it’s too late for his brother

WWLTV | Lauren Bale

Don't let it happen to other people like it has him."

SLIDELL - Devin Coats is beginning a new chapter in his life. The 18-year -old just received a liver transplant and is hoping to graduate high school this spring. It should be a time of joy and celebration for the family, but their world has instead been consumed by grief and anguish. While Devin now has his whole life ahead of him, his identical twin brother's life is coming to an end.

"Nick's now in the dying stage," his mother Margi Coats said.

A year ago both brothers were diagnosed with stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver, caused by a genetic mutation. Both were put on the liver transplant list but only one was able to get a liver in time. While Devin heals, his other half grows weaker and their shared dreams and aspirations slip away. 

"Nick's 18 years old, he's a senior in high school," Margi said. "And that was his big dream when his doctor asked what he wanted in life, he wanted to graduate. I see it's not just going to happen now." Continue reading
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