Kate McCann (Pic:PA)
Kate and Gerry
McCann have told how three-year-old twins Sean
and Amelie have been vital in helping them cope
with their ordeal.
youngsters still poignantly talk about when
their sister Madeleine comes home.
parents say keeping the missing five-year-old's
memory alive for the twins is helping the couple
through their torment.
said: "Because Sean and Amelie are so small
we've had to carry on with some form of
normality to make things normal for them.
"The twins are
three and a half and very, very happy. It's only
them who make life normal for us. For us
personally, it will never be normal again."
Kate, also 40,
added: "There are photos of Madeleine all around
the house and every day we speak to the twins
"She is an
important part of our lives. Sean and Amelie
still speak about her and involve her in their
"If they get
sweets they say they are going to save one for
Madeleine or when she comes home they will give
her this or that. It makes our days a little
have shielded the twins from what few facts are
known about Madeleine's disappearance in May
revealed: "They realise Madeleine is not here
but they don't know the details.
"They know she
has disappeared and that we are looking for her.
"They miss their older sister.
They know it's
not a good thing not having her with us and hope
that she comes back." The two doctors, from
Rothley, Leics, revealed that in just 10 months
the Find Madeleine fund has paid ?1million to
Spain's Metodo 3 detective agency to search for
And they are
prepared to do and spend whatever it takes to
uncover the truth - no matter how grim.
"It's a lot of money but we can't set a limit. A
child does not have a price. We will pay what we
have to. It just takes one person to make the
one phone call we so hope for. We know she was
abducted and believe someone knows or suspects