Basketball Pro Jill Noe Is Pregnant With Twins, And She’s Giving Her Sick Sister The Ultimate Gift

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Image: Jill Noe via Coloradoan

Ex-professional basketball player Jill Noe is used to life in the fast lane. But these days the athlete is slowing down to take on a challenge of a different sort: being pregnant with healthy twins. The genetics for twins actually run in Noe’s family, too, as she is a twin herself. Now, though, the star’s experiencing the joys of carrying babies first hand.

Image: Facebook/Jill Noe

It might not have been too much of a surprise for Noe – who hails from Portland, Oregon – to fall pregnant with twins. After all, 34-year-old Noe and her twin sister, Whitney Bliesner, come from a big family. They in fact share a brother called Jordan, a stepsister called Cacey and two stepbrothers, Maison and Trever. Their ranks are about to get even larger with the addition of the future children as well.

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Image: Facebook/Whitney Bliesner

For Bliesner’s part, however, giving birth isn’t an option. This is because she has a rare genetic disorder. To be more specific, physicians diagnosed Bliesner with a condition called neurofibromatosis when she was younger. And as a result of the illness, Bliesner and any theoretical babies could be put at risk by pregnancies or deliveries.

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