To Separate, Or Not To Separate
Despite the twins defying all the odds and making it home as a healthy pair, the parents knew this period of peace couldn’t last. Like most twins, Kendra and Maliyah spent their first few years completely inseparable, but it wasn’t by choice. The twins were interconnected by vital organs, and this placed additional strain on their organs. Medical issues became frequent and worrying for the parents, who were then faced with the ultimate choice: to separate, or not to separate their daughters. The survival rate for conjoined twins who are surgically separated is only 60%, but this was a risk the parents knew they had to consider. Leaving the twins conjoined could lead to irreparable complications down the line and seriously prevent their daughters from living any sort of normal life. But surgical separation comes with a ton of potential complications and risks. It’s an impossible situation to be in for loving parents who only want the best for their daughters.