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Attached at the chest
The 2-year-old conjoined twins were born in 2009 connected at the chest and abdomen. CT scans showed that their sternums were fused together and they shared a liver, but all other internal organs functioned separately. Experiencing struggles in walking and facing an uncertain future involving skeletal and muscular disabilities, the twins underwent a 10-hour surgery on Nov. 1 led by Dr. Gary Hartman.
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"They love to run around, go out, and play with other children now," said mother Ginady Sabuco. The twins are also looking forward to celebrating their third birthday later this summer — their first since the separation.