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Conjoined Twins Did the Impossible and Lived to Be 11 Years Old

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Conjoined twins are two identical babies, who are joined together while inside the uterus. It is a rare phenomenon, with only a few cases worldwide. A huge percentage of them die while in the mother’s belly about 20-28 during the pregnancy and 1/3 of them die 24 hours after their birth. There have been cases where conjoined twins lived for many years after they were born and in very few cases doctors managed to part their bodies, but in most cases doctors say that it is too dangerous to try and part the two bodies. Another interesting fact is that most conjoined twins are female, with scientists saying that females find it easier to survive in that state.

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Tatiana and Krista Hogan are a rare case of conjoined twins, who managed to make it out of infancy and recently turned 11 years old.

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The girls have now learned to swim and despite suffering from Type 1 diabetes and epilepsy, they attend school for a few hours everyday. 

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Their mother feels lucky and blessed to have seen her two children growing up and experiencing life.

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A documentary titled ”Inseparable: Ten Years Joined At The Head” was created in order to show the life of the two girls.

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The documentary follows the 10th birthday party of the twins and shows how the family lives in their home with the other three kids of the parents.

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Their conjoined brains allow them to know what the other feels, to taste what each one eats and see through each other eyes.

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Their father says that when they play they don’t say a word. They instinctively know what the other is going to do.

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Dr. Juliette Hukin has followed the twins since their birth and says that they are the only conjoined twins who have lived for so long being in the same position.

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There is something mystical about Tatiana’s and Krista’s case. Just imagine being able to read your sibling’s mind and taste their food and share their feelings. Imagine the strength of the bond that something like that creates. It is understandable that similar cases like this one refused to have separation surgery.

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