Sunday, 23 October 2016

Abigail And Brittany Hensel


Abigail And Brittany Hensel

Meet Abigail and Brittany Hensel, conjoined Minnesota twins who deal with more struggles in a single day than many of us do over a lifetime. 

It wasn’t long after they were born that their mom and dad were given the devastating news that their twins were conjoined - and that they might not survive much longer. 

The tenacious pair beat the odds, and are living happy lives aged 23. 

Viewers have been given a portal into their world thanks to a TV show - Abby and Brittany - which shows viewers how tough living as a conjoined twin actually is. 

Abby and Brittany are incredibly rare. Firstly, a person has a 1 in 40,000 chances to been born conjoined.

Secondly, only 1% of conjoined twins survive after birth. 

The sisters, who have two years, an incredible four lungs, two spines and a shared liver, were became conjoined when a fertilised egg did not separate inside their mother’s womb.

It was a fluke of nature - and it’s a miracle that they survived it.

The girls can only feel one half of their body, but they are sill able to play the piano, volleyball, softball - and they can even ride a bike and swim!

Although they were born with three arms, one arm was removed when they were born. They have undergone surgery numerous times, but both girls are in good health. 

Their mom and dad have always wanted them to develop their own unique personalities, but they still have to work as a single body - even though they would love to be able to eat and sleep at different times. 

Abigail and Brittany have not only had to live with each other, but they’ve also lived a life largely in the media

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