|Twins Tom and Tim Wicks learn the truth about themselves.|
Identical twin brothers Tom and Tim Wicks, 29, of Bridge Park, received news last week that due to a hospital mix up, they were switched at birth. Both men were devastated and thrown into turmoil as they explained to family and friends the truth about themselves.
Tom told Channel 1 News, "I took Tim home with me and explained to my wife that I wasn't really her husband, that Tim was. We then went to Tim's home and did the same with his wife. Both women appeared upbeat and promised to work at the new arrangement." The brothers spent the rest of the day packing and moving to the others house.
Their parents, Bonnie and Bob Wicks are still in shock. Mr. Wicks told Channel 1 News, "I hope my sons can forgive me. Knowing what I know now, I often disciplined the wrong brother."
The ones who may have the most difficult adjustment are the couple's children. Councilors are being brought in to help them.
Channel 1 News contacted the hospital about the mix up and were told they had a wrong number numerous times. Channel 1 News will keep a close tab on what happens next.
Dave Taylor reporting.