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Video: Conjoined Twins Were Successfully Separated!

Wed, November 2, 2011 1:46pm EDT by Add first Comment

Undergoing a risky surgery that lasted nearly ten hours, these young girls are now finally separated after being conjoined their whole lives!

The Today Show reported this amazing story of two-year-old conjoined twins Angelina and Angelica Sabucco, who underwent a high-stakes procedure that doctors said couldn’t have gone better!

Once connected at the chest and abdomen, these girls are no longer connected. The operation posed risk of massive bleeding, strokes and heart attacks. The surgery was only possible because each girl had her own heart, brain and kidneys.

The twins are very rare — just one to every 50,000 to 100,000 births worldwide, according to The Today Show. And survival rate for conjoined twins is 25%!

The girls will have to spend a few days in intensive care, but the family said they couldn’t be happier about the surgery!

“We will be grateful eternally,” their mother said. “God bless us all.”

Amazing! What do YOU think, HollyMoms?

-Anna Moeslein

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