Ava and Leah Clements, the 9-year-old twins, dubbed the “most beautiful twins in the world” by media sources, are now leveraging their influence on Instagram to try to save their father’s life.
In 2017, a family friend suggested that they open an Instagram account for the girls. They started to gain tens of thousands of followers almost immediately after their mother, Jaqi, shared the initial few pictures.
The family had no intention of modeling for their photographs until Kevin became ill in October.
The head swim coach at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California, a father of three, recalls experiencing the start of “a little bit of a cold.” He never considered the possibility that it might be something severe.
The following few weeks saw a worsening of his symptoms, and on October 30, he received the dreadful news that he had T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma, a rare and deadly illness.
That is when everything changed, according to Clements, 39.
Kevin and his family are currently through the second of 12 rounds of chemotherapy, but they are also actively looking for a bone marrow transplant that could save their lives.
It was a long shot, but their father’s best chance for a cure, so Ava and Leah went to their 1.5 million followers for assistance.
According to Kevin, “We can show so many people how simple it is to find out whether you’re a match and how you can help.”
The twins are happy to be able to contribute along with their supporters to bone marrow drives organized by DKMS, the largest bone marrow donor center in the world.
His cancer will vanish faster if he receives a transplant, claims Ava.
Leah continues: “It’s very kind of people to want to support my dad. It is preferable if more people are tested.”
The family claims that even if they are unable to find Kevin a match, they will still be able to assist some of the 12,000 other patients who are in urgent need of bone marrow transplants. A cheek swab is a quick test to see if you’re a match, and the surgery itself is painless if you turn out to be.
Jaqi, who has slept with Kevin every night at the hospital, adds that “we can help promote awareness so that more people opt to become donors.” “With this platform, there are countless possibilities. And although it has taken roughly two years to create, I believe we can truly get out there and assist many individuals. That’s now our main priority.”
Kevin furthers, “Life must eventually progress, no matter what. There is so much love in this world. From people I haven’t spoken to since college, I’ve received text messages, emails, and phone calls. It has truly helped our family deal with it in a healthy way.”