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McDowells say autism a challenge
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It was a nightmare of a pregnancy for Jennie McDowell over 10 years ago when she gave birth to twins after 54 days in the hospital.Evan, 2 pounds 8 ounces, and Erin, 1 pound 12 ounces, were tiny when they came into the world, so small one of their legs could fit inside of a wedding band.Despite being slightly heavier, Evan experienced more health problems. He had bleeding of the brain when he was just 1 day old and that led to cerebral palsy. Then he was diagnosed with autism before he turned 3.“He didn’t have a lot of the symptoms initially because he was making eye contact and he was social,” said Jennie.