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Mother Meets Her Conjoined Twins Moments Before Operation And Then…

Christian and Nicole McDonald knew that they were going to have conjoined twins during pregnancy itself. Doctors suggested aborting the conjoined twins but Nicole decided to give birth to them. The couple moved from Illinois to New York for separation of conjoined twins.
Mom bids goodbye to her twin babies moments before the surgery for separation and then… Read on!   


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Mother Meets Her Conjoined Twins Moments Before Operation
And Then…

Mother Meets Her Conjoined Twins Moments Before Operation And Then…

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Christian and Nicole McDonald got their conjoined twins admitted to hospital in New York. 

They met Dr. James Goodrich, a surgeon at the Children's Hospital Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. 

Jadon and Anias were conjoined at the skull.  

The surgeon assured the couple that their conjoined twins would be separated successfully. 

It was a risky decision as the surgery could kill one or both of them. 

Separation of conjoined twins causes long-term damage or permanent disabilities in both the babies. 

However, Christian and Nicole made their 13-month-old boys to undergo the life-threatening surgery. 

It was a hard and unpredictable decision for the parents and they decided to leave everything on fate. 

The rare and risky procedure occurred for 27 hours from 13th to 14th October 2016. 

The separation procedure took place for 16 hours followed by skull-building surgery of the babies. 

Fortunately, the precious babies were successfully separated after the operation on October 14, 2016. 

Dr. James Goodrich is a leading expert on craniopagus surgery in the world since 1952. 

Surgery of Jadon and Anias was the seventh and longest separation surgery performed by Goodrich. 

Thumb rule of Dr. James Goodrich is "Take it easy and slowly and carefully." 

Studies suggest that 80% of twins die by age 2 if remain unseparated. 

Studies suggest that 80% of twins die by age 2 if remain unseparated. 

As Jadon and Anias are 13-month-old, they managed to survive the surgery. 

Fortunately, the babies are healthy and devoid of any medical complications now. 

Nicole expressed her gratitude to doctors on Facebook. 

The hashtag #JadonAndAnias went viral on internet. 

Christian and Nicole received hundreds of messages from friends and strangers on Facebook. 

The couple received great support from friends and strangers alike. 

The couple received great support from friends and strangers alike. 

Christian and Nicole received thousands of dollars on their GoFundMe page. 

Happy re-birthday Jadon and Anias!  

These cute twins are finally reunited with their elder brother and parents. God bless them!

Watch the touching video of conjoined twins. 

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