Boys with rare genetic disorder surprised with police escort to school

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. -- Police from Loudoun and Fairfax surprised two twin boys who suffer from a rare genetic disorder by escorting them to school Friday morning.

A neighbor mentioned to police that the boys' faces light up when they see police motorcycles, so officers from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and Fairfax County Police Department shared joined forces to brighten their morning.

The boys, Jacob and Joshua Fernando, were diagnosed with Ataxia-Telangiectasia three years ago. The sheriff's office raised awareness about the disorder on their Facebook page, explaining that the disorder attacks their brain cells and immune system and leaves them prone to infections and cancer.

The twins' parents are trying to raise awareness for this uncommon disorder. You can find out more information about it here.