A FAMILY in America was so impressed by the rainbow pictures designed by Somerset children that they wanted to send a message of hope to people in our county.

Mary Francese and her fiancé Daniel Weidman, of Green Island, New York, sent us this photo of their son Daniel Weidman III.

Young Daniel is pictured with his sisters' bears sent to the family from the Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation.

The couple lost their identical twin daughters Harleigh Jane and Aria Rose in June 2018 due to TTTS.

Mary said: "It was a very difficult time for us, and still is.

"However, after every storm comes a rainbow of hope, and here he is. He has given us so much light and love.

"I want to let everyone know that life can throw storms at you that you didn’t even see coming.

"Hold onto faith, love, and hope, because at the end something beautiful will come."

She added: "What’s happening in the world right now is truly tragic.

"If we can help place smiles on others' faces, and replace their fear with hope, even if it’s just for a second, it would mean a lot to us.

"Sending the people of Somerset and everyone else well wishes from New York."