We are Emmy and Abby and we are twins! We are 20 years old, attend Seton Hill University and love collecting gemstones. Before starting our own business, we were aspiring young soccer players from the age of 3 and have been on many elite and National teams. We were members of the U.S. Futsal National Team and have won many National, Regional, and State Championships in outdoor, indoor, futsal, and 3v3 soccer. We were fortunate to have traveled all around the USA playing soccer.
Unfortunately, that all came to an end for us when we both tore our ACLs in both knees while playing soccer. Emmy tore her first ACL at the age of 12 and again at the age of 15 while Abby tore her first at the age of 15 and the other one at the age of 16. After 5 surgeries, so much rehab on our knees, and knowing that we will never play competitive soccer again, we were very devastated.
But we have been very fortunate to have some very special doctors who have helped us throughout our long journey to recovery. Dr. Shaka Walker, of St. Clair Hospital, is a great Surgeon who cares deeply about his patients and the success of their recovery, Dr. Scott Patterson, of St. Clair Hospital is a great Radiologist, Dr. John Beretta of Beretta’s Chiropractic, and Tony Sanks of UPMC Center for Rehab Services were great with our rehab.
We have always been a big believer in the old saying “When one door closes, another one opens.” With so many people in the medical field who have helped us, we want to give back by becoming Doctors and helping others in the same way we were helped. We are majoring in Biochemistry at Seton Hill University and we have been accepted into the LECOM Medical School Early Acceptance Program (EAP). Therefore, after our undergraduate degree, we have a guaranteed seat in Medical School.
As everyone knows, College and Medical School are extremely expensive and we were counting on receiving College Scholarships in soccer but that has since changed. We have started our business Twin Rocks & Crystals to raise money for our college fund and to educate others on gemstones. We will provide you with the best customer service possible.
After our second ACL tears, we decided to pick up the sport of Bowling and in only a couple of months of practice, we won the Western PA State High School Team Championship and finished well in the State Championship individually. Being able to compete at a high level again in sports was such an uplifting experience for us. Bowling has opened our eyes to know that anything is possible with hard work and determination. We are so excited about becoming Doctors and giving back to the world as so many people have helped us.
Most orders are shipped within 3 business days and we will take great pride in packing your order. We are no strangers to the gemstone business as we have traveled the world in search of quality gemstones with our parents since we were very young. We always have thousands of pounds of gemstones in our inventory at all times.
We work extremely hard at anything we do, please visit our Twins Working Hard page. We were at the top in our High School graduating class, with Emmy being Valedictorian and we were the President and Vice President of the Engineering Club.
We are starting our second year at Seton Hill University, and we love it there! We both made Dean's list first year and we are looking forward to this year. We thank everyone who have supported us and our business. We study for our classes during the day and pack orders at night.
We hope you love our products and develop a love for gemstones as we have!
Emmy and Abby