Heather and Riley Delaney live in the United States, in the state of North Carolina. But in 2016, Riley gave birth to conjoined twins.
The newborn girls were craniopagus conjoined twins, meaning they were born joined at the head. They were delivered by cesarean section 10 weeks premature.
After the babies’ birth, the mother did not feel the joy that mothers usually experience after giving birth.
And the parents of the conjoined twins had only one concern, the future of their babies.
For Abby and Erin to survive and grow, it was necessary to separate their fused skulls.
This is a surgery that is not without risk, but there are several cases where twins are operated on with a lot of success.
The parents decided that the little ones would undergo the operation.
The doctors said that the operation would not be favorable for one of the girls, as it was necessary to separate not only the skull bones but also the brain.
The neurosurgeons knew that a small millimeter could be dangerous for the children. When the girls were separated, they were eleven months old.
One of the babies, Abby, suffered the most, but fortunately, she was able to fight for her life, and the two pretty sisters managed to survive.
Five years have passed since Abby and Erin were separated, and the girls are already six years old. The famous twins have amazed everyone with their endurance and will to live.