Patty Hensel remembers the day her twins, Abby and Brittany, were born.
The babies were conjoined, sharing a body, with two separate necks and heads.
The doctors immediately suggested a separation, but knowing that would mean one girl would die, Patty and her husband Mike refused.
“To me, they were beautiful,” Patty said.
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The Minnesota family took the girls home to their quiet farm, allowing them to be raised away from public scrutiny, and ensuring they had the space to achieve whatever they wanted.
Fast forward 27 years, and the twins are university-educated, can drive a car, and are now teachers; defying all medical expectations. Their journey to get to this point in their lives is extraordinary, and proof that determination can make dreams come true.
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