When Alison Paoli got word that her twin girls were born with cranial deficiencies she knew there would be a long road ahead.
Because of the way Franscesca and Celeste developed, their skulls and supporting muscles were misshapen. The sister were recently required to wear specialized helmets.
"Working with the physical therapists and doctors is an every day, every week effort," she says. "But as a parent you'd do anything for your children."
Life as a mother of twins is hard enough. That's why Quinton Steckler wanted to help.
Owner of Wrap Jax, a customized vehicle wrap shop in Tacoma, Steckler wanted to use his skills as a designer and love for the Seattle Seahawks to help the Paoli family. He has twins himself.
His idea, transform the helmets into miniature Seahawks helmets.
"The parents get looks of pity every time they walk into the bank or the grocery store or whatever, and it's really unnecessary," Steckler says.
"Now when people see my girls, there will be looks of happiness and smiles," Paoli says. "That's all you want for your kids."
The transformation took about two hours. Steckler did the work for free in between regular jobs at Wrap Jax. He has had several requests since his first helmet project at Children's Hospital earlier this year. Physical therapist, impressed with the idea, now recommend him to families like the Paolis.
While Steckler admits it's hard to squeeze in all the requests, he finds the job most rewarding of all.
"It's amazing to give this to someone," he says.
Franscesca and Celeste are now No. 1 and No. 2. And there is no mistaking their Seahawks pride.
"Its just another way to show our love for the Seahawks and be a part of the 12th man," Paoli laughs.