ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The bond Barry Wilson has with his younger sibling, Daryle Koltay, is unmistakable. Spend five minutes with the two, and your heart will melt. They are closer than ever, bound together by a promise Barry made years ago.
It was the day his baby brother came home from the hospital, a day Barry will never forget. “I didn’t know what to do. You’re young at the time,” Barry explained to News Channel 8.
Daryle did not look like the other babies, Barry explained. The 29-year-old recalls the emotional, confusing moment.
“The earliest memory I have when Daryle comes home, I remember my family doctor told my mom about his condition. That’s the earliest memory I have. I just remember her crying, and I was going, ‘What’s wrong?’”
Daryle was born with a birth defect called microcephaly, a rare, incurable neurological condition where infants are born with significantly smaller heads, causing incomplete brain development.
After a News Channel 8 story, People Magazine decided to feature the family.