MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - An amazing update to a story Local 24 brought you in November. Doctors and staff at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital performed one of the most complex surgeries ever: they separated conjoined twin girls from Nigeria. The girls are now separated, and thriving.
Testimony and Miracle Ayeni were born conjoined at the waist, but thanks to doctors, they are separated, but bonded by their shared experience and love.
The family is staying at FedEx Family House, and their story will pull at your heartstrings. Testimony and Miracle are adorable. Just looking at them, you would never know they were conjoined.
Their parents, Samuel and Mary, still can't believe their baby girls will, most likely, have a normal life.
Samuel Ayeni, dad of the twins said, "They don't depend on one another anymore."
The twins were separated in November by doctors and staff at Le Bonheur.
Mom, Mary Ayeni said, "Le Bonheur is just like a savior. We will forever be grateful."
The twins look and act like normal toddlers. Samuel said, "They can sit on their own without any support."
At 14-months-old, they babble baby talk and suck their thumbs. Like most twins, Testimony and Miracle share a special bond. Said their dad, "They interact to each other very well. Sometimes you see them fighting it, dragging one to a toy from each other," said Samuel.
Samuel and Mary said the twins are a blessing, and they can't wait to watch them grow.
"I know God can do all things," said Mary.
"They are ok now," said Samuel.
A team of doctors and staff performed the complex surgery, which affects about one in five million births.
The twins are undergoing physical therapy and get regular check-ups.
Mom and dad say they're not sure yet how long they'll be here, before heading home to Nigeria.
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