A Genesee County couple is stuck in North Carolina after an unexpected birth.
Thousands of dollars are needed to bring the family and their twins back home. That's why they are asking for your help.
John and Diana Walther were expecting twins. The due date was October 19th.
John's brother, Matt, remembers when the couple announced the news.
"I was excited. Our father is a twin, and we see how great of a relationship his brother and him have, and John and Diana are such great people that I have no doubt that there kids will be close," said Matt Walther.
With October still months away, John and Diana thought it was safe to take a summer vacation in North Carolina, but months too soon and far away from home, the unexpected happened.
Diana gave birth on July 14th to Isabella Grace and Mason John. It was far away from the family's home in Genesee County.
On Tuesday in the town of Stillwater, John's brother and sister skyped with the new parents for an update on the twins who still need intensive care.
Now, the family is asking for your help. John's sister, Jennifer, says they have set up a fund to help cover the $15,000 needed for transportation home.
"They are going to be flown home. There is going to have to be a whole team of people put together to transfer them. They will need the special incubators to get them home safely," said Jennifer Buck.
For now, all the family can do is keep positive and wait.
"We are doing everything we can to get you and those babies back home where they should be," said Matt Walther.Right now, John and Diana are staying at the Ronald McDonald House. It's right near the Brenner Children's Hospital at Wake Forest Medical Center.
If you would like to donate, you can go to http://igg.me/p/173997.
A fundraiser is also being held on Friday, August 24. It's at 4 Corners' Ministry Center at 4277 Caledonia Avon Rd.