GOOD NEWS: Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated

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Anna and Hope Richards, identical twins born connected at the torso, have been successfully separated in a seven-hour surgery that included a team of 75 specialists. The girls were conjoined for 13-months, sharing a chest wall, diaphragm liver, and lining of the heart.

Parents Jill and Michael Richards found out she was carrying conjoined twins at a routine ultrasound, so experts and medical consultants started planning a strategy for delivering and caring for the newborns with special circumstances. They were born on December 29, 2016 and the Richards family relocated to the Houston area while the infants were treated in the NICU and surgeons created a plan to separate them.

"We've thought about and prayed for this day for almost two years," explains elated mom, Jill. "It's an indescribable feeling to look at our girls in two separate beds."

Source: Inside Edition

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