CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Two brothers and their sister are part of an amazing story that almost didn't happen. Koby, Kayla, and Keyshawn Brown were born 17 years ago at just 25 weeks.
Their first days were their darkest.
"I remember the doctor saying there's a good chance they won't make it the first 48 hours," their father, Richard Brown recalled.
The triplets survived those 48 hours, but doctors suggested their lives may be riddled with mental and physical disabilities.
Now, it might surprise those same doctors to know the triplets have secured college degrees from CPCC before they even graduated high school.
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If you're imagining some pretty proud parents, you'd be right. Here's what mom Keenya Brown said in an e-mail to WBTV:
Tuesday night, the triplets will receive their high school diplomas from CATO Middle High School.
If that doesn't impress you, it's likely nothing will. 3 brilliant minds that faced a whole host of issues at birth, will go on to likely change the world.
Their parents are definitely proud, but humble too.
"We just provided the framework, and I'm just so proud that they had enough confidence and trust in us to understand that we were guiding them the right way," Richard Brown said. "It's really just a mutual respect between the kids and their parents."