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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Abigail and Brittany Hensel: One body two people

Found this fascinating article about Abigail and Brittany Hensel. The girls were born in 1990, and are conjoined twins. At the time they were born, they were not expected to live beyond a few days. Amazingly, they survived and grew. They are now 16 and lead a relatively normal healthy teenage life. They even managed to get a drivers license. Each of the twins manages one side of their conjoined body, controlling her own arm and leg, and receives no sensation and has no control over the other side. By coordinating their efforts, they are able to walk and run normally. They can even play sports! Doctors say that at this time, there is no reason why they would not be able to live a normal lifespan. There are a lot more pics of the girls in the article. So make sure you follow through the link.
Check out the article at: Eatnineghost
Also, check out their wikipedia page: Abigail and Brittany Hensel

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