18-year-old American twins Devin and Nick Coats have been separated forever after being diagnosed with stage four cirrhosis of the liver. The mother of two, Margi described them as “buddies for life”.

Last year, both were diagnosed with liver and needed transplants. Margi said that Devin received a liver transplant in January but ultimately Nick succumbed to the disease Monday at age 18. Devin has “a new lease on life and will graduate from high school in two months. On 20th March 2018, Tuesday Margi posted the news of her son’s death on Facebook.

Margi said, “My beautiful son Nick departed this world last night a little after 8:30 p.m.”. Further, she wrote, “As Nick now has a new life in heaven, he left behind his twin. Devin feels a deep loss and I ask for all of you to please say lots of prayers for him.”

Mother of twins blames this painful outcome on the shortage of organ donors and available organ in the United States. Margi said, “None of this would happen provided that we had. The liver available like we need and there are so many other people help me.”

Devin and Nick would become eligible for the transplant registry but not until their condition deteriorated enough to qualify for it. Margi stated that Devin managed to withstand the ravages of the disease long enough for an organ to become available. She said, “When they called Devin in to have his liver transplant (in January), he didn’t want to have it done. He wanted his brother to go in for him.”