Pictured: Conjoined twins see each other for the first time after miracle surgery to separate heads Pictured: Conjoined twins see each other for the first time after miracle surgery to separate heads
This is the astonishing moment a pair of conjoined twins saw each other for the very first time after they endured a mammoth 27-hour... Pictured: Conjoined twins see each other for the first time after miracle surgery to separate heads

This is the astonishing moment a pair of conjoined twins saw each other for the very first time after they endured a mammoth 27-hour operation to separate their heads,

Jadon and Anias McDonald have not been able to see each other for 13 months after they were born joined at the head.

But medics at the Children’s Hospital at Montifiore Medical Centre in New York successfully carried out life-threatening surgery that enabled the boys to stare open-mouthed after they finally caught sight of one another.


Conjoined: Jadon and Anias McDonald have been joined at the head since birth (Facebook)

New life: The boys can finally live independently following the op (Facebook)

New life: The boys can finally live independently following the op (Facebook)

The twins are set to be moved to rehab after five weeks recovery before they are eventually allowed to go home.

The previous record for recovery from craniopagus surgery was eight weeks.

Surgeon Dr James Goodrich, the world’s leading expert on twins conjoined at the head, said “Historically, this will be the fastest (recovery).”

Their mother, Nicole McDonald added: “It’s the most amazing thing. I just can’t even believe it.”

The boys shared brain tissue and had entwined blood vessels but will soon learn to crawl, walk and lift their separate heads independently.

Their condition affects just one in every 10 million live births.

Henry Okafor

  • Peter Aklamah

    November 24, 2016 #1 Author

    Wow…. This is wonderful, I pray they recover successfully.

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  • Igwe Vivian

    November 24, 2016 #2 Author

    Wow….thank God for there lifes…God is good

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  • tamacha

    November 24, 2016 #4 Author

    What a wonderful story, god bless them ❤

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  • Khyy

    November 24, 2016 #5 Author

    Thank God❤ , wonderful story!

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  • Neemat Abdul-Azeez

    November 24, 2016 #6 Author

    Thanks be to God.

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  • Larry Mwanamwale

    November 24, 2016 #7 Author

    This is great,may the Almighty God above high continue blessing Dr.James Goodrich for the job well-done
    I wish the quickest recovery to the twins Jason & Ania’s

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  • Omolara Johnson

    November 24, 2016 #8 Author

    Lovely…..quick recovery to them

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  • Omolara Johnson

    November 24, 2016 #9 Author

    Lovely…… Wish them quick recovery IJN

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  • Samaria Johnson

    November 24, 2016 #10 Author

    This is wonderful! God knew what he was doing when he made this happen! Praise god now the babies can still be close but their own person!

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  • Samaria Rattler

    November 24, 2016 #11 Author

    Praise God!!!! The lord works in wonderful ways! Now these twins can run, play, & be their own person!

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