Twins with cystic fibrosis die within days of one another

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A DEVASTATED mum today paid a heartbreaking tribute to her twins after they died within FOUR days of each other after battling cystic fibrosis all their lives...Margaret Wright, 55, said her son John and daughter Marie, who were 23, were fantastic characters who ¿did everything together¿ as she tries to come to terms with the shattering blow...And poignantly she said she knew that as soon as Marie lost her bitter fight for life her inseparable sibling John ¿wouldn¿t be far away¿...The terrible double tragedy comes 10 years after Mrs Wright and her husband Tony¿s daughter Sabrina was tragically killed by leukaemia at the age of 20...Inseparable in life and death - loving twins Marie and John. John and Marie died within a few days of each other (picture: Archant)

A brother and sister with cystic fibrosis have both lost their battle to the disease within days of one another.

John and Marie Wright, 23, were diagnosed with the disease when they shortly after being born.

Their mother Margaret Wright, 53, said that as soon as Marie died, she knew John ‘wouldn’t be far away’.

She said: ‘They were both great characters.

‘Both of them had a great sense of humour but I knew that when Marie passed away that John wouldn’t be far away – they were always very close.’

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A DEVASTATED mum today paid a heartbreaking tribute to her twins after they died within FOUR days of each other after battling cystic fibrosis all their lives...Margaret Wright, 55, said her son John and daughter Marie, who were 23, were fantastic characters who ¿did everything together¿ as she tries to come to terms with the shattering blow...And poignantly she said she knew that as soon as Marie lost her bitter fight for life her inseparable sibling John ¿wouldn¿t be far away¿...The terrible double tragedy comes 10 years after Mrs Wright and her husband Tony¿s daughter Sabrina was tragically killed by leukaemia at the age of 20...Brave - Marie before she had her hair cut off to raise cash for charity after her sister Sabrina's death. Marie died last Tuesday (Picture: Archant)

A DEVASTATED mum today paid a heartbreaking tribute to her twins after they died within FOUR days of each other after battling cystic fibrosis all their lives...Margaret Wright, 55, said her son John and daughter Marie, who were 23, were fantastic characters who ¿did everything together¿ as she tries to come to terms with the shattering blow...And poignantly she said she knew that as soon as Marie lost her bitter fight for life her inseparable sibling John ¿wouldn¿t be far away¿...The terrible double tragedy comes 10 years after Mrs Wright and her husband Tony¿s daughter Sabrina was tragically killed by leukaemia at the age of 20...Very close - John, with his pet dog, and sister Marie were hardly ever apart... John passed away on Saturday (Picture:…

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