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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!
They met Dr. James Goodrich, a surgeon at the Children's Hospital Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.
The surgeon assured the couple that their conjoined twins would be separated successfully.
Separation of conjoined twins causes long-term damage or permanent disabilities in both the babies.
It was a hard and unpredictable decision for the parents and they decided to leave everything on fate.
The separation procedure took place for 16 hours followed by skull-building surgery of the babies.
Dr. James Goodrich is a leading expert on craniopagus surgery in the world since 1952.
Thumb rule of Dr. James Goodrich is "Take it easy and slowly and carefully."
As Jadon and Anias are 13-month-old, they managed to survive the surgery.
Nicole expressed her gratitude to doctors on Facebook.
Christian and Nicole received hundreds of messages from friends and strangers on Facebook.
Christian and Nicole received thousands of dollars on their GoFundMe page.
These cute twins are finally reunited with their elder brother and parents. God bless them!