Sydney Swans star Gary Rohan has announced the birth of his twin daughters, in a moment he will 'cherish forever' with wife Amie.
In the heartbreaking image posted to Instagram, Rohan announced the birth of Bella and Willow, describing them as 'the most perfect little souls we have ever laid eyes on.'
Tragically, Willow – who was diagnosed in the womb with anencephaly – had just five hours with her parents before she passed away as a result of the condition.
It was revealed months ago that one of the two twins had been diagnosed with the fatal neural tube defect that was described as 'not compatible with life.'
Anencephaly is a condition that causes the underdevelopment of the brain, scalp and skull.
'Amie, Bella and I soaked up every second we had with Willow, making as many memories as we could all together,' Rohan added in his Instagram post.
'It’s those little moments we know we will never get back, and we will forever cherish the time we spent as our little family of four, before our darling Willow grew her little angel wings.
'Bella is currently getting some special care in the NICU nursery but all in all doing very well.
'Our little angel Willow, oh how much you taught us in your precious 5 hours here ‘A life so brief, a child so small, you had the power to touch us all.'
Sending love to Amie, Gary and Bella!
This article originally appeared on New Idea