Conjoined twins sharing the same heart had zero survival chance. Look at them after being ‘separated’ Conjoined twins sharing the same heart had zero survival chance. Look at them after being ‘separated’
When doctors realized that this Florida mom was carrying twins conjoined at the chest, they told the parents that the infants would not live.... Conjoined twins sharing the same heart had zero survival chance. Look at them after being ‘separated’

When doctors realized that this Florida mom was carrying twins conjoined at the chest, they told the parents that the infants would not live. Surprisingly, the twins survived separation, despite all odds, while doctors were shocked by their amazing recovery.

Jacquelyn and her partner, Mark, were told by doctors 20 weeks into her pregnancy that she was carrying twins conjoined at the heart, liver, sternum, and diaphragm and that the twins wouldn’t survive, because they both shared the same heart.

The couple then consulted Dr. Jennifer Co-Vu at UF Health Shands Hospital, and upon closer analysis, she determined that there was a chance for both of them to survive the separation. She added that studies had shown that it is very difficult to separate conjoined hearts and that the procedure could result in the deaths of one or both babies.

“It really took us a while to grasp that,” Jacquelyn said to The Gainesville Sun.

Mark added: “We had been told ‘no’ for so long.”

The girls, Scarlett and Savannah, were later born by cesarean section in April 2016.

Two months later, the twins underwent the separation procedure after the doctors had practiced the surgery on a 3D printout. The almost eight-hour operation was a success and, afterward, the twins were put on ventilation machines for six weeks.

During a UF Health news conference after the operation, Jacquelyn said: “the girls are doing great.”

“They are such strong fighters,” she said in her blog.

Seeing the twins successfully separated, Dr. Mark Bleiweis, director of UF Heart Congenital Heart Center, said, “Every day you go in there and see the babies in separate cribs. It’s phenomenal.”

“Their recovery has been astronomical. We’ve been meeting with the family since before they were born so we’ve developed a really good relationship,” Dr. Bleiweis told MailOnline.

Obinna Onyia

  • Ryla Manio

    2017-09-26 #1 Author

    Cute babies i will pray for them hope they well get soon 🙂

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  • Lou locsin

    2017-09-26 #3 Author

    God is good. Get well soon little angels! 😘

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  • charity Mphahlele

    2017-09-26 #4 Author

    Indeed God do wonders…this proves there is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain.Long life to this miraculous twins

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  • Monique

    2017-09-26 #5 Author

    Prayers for those babies!💙

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  • Nicole Robertson

    2017-09-26 #6 Author

    Only God!! Amen prayers that they grown up to live healthy normal lives!!

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  • Tonia Michael Ogbaji

    2017-09-26 #7 Author

    Our God is a merciful God, I pray they get well soon, they re indeed strong fighters!

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  • Latasha

    2017-09-26 #8 Author

    Wow so sad I hope they get better soon

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  • Helen CHavez

    2017-09-26 #9 Author

    Es triste 😭 Pero estan hermoso

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  • Teiara

    2017-09-26 #10 Author

    Wow, this is TRULY amazing. God bp3ss those beautiful twins.

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  • Amisha

    2017-09-26 #11 Author

    They are so strong 💪🏽 & beautiful ❤

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  • Amisha Jefferson

    2017-09-26 #12 Author

    This let you know that there is a god ❤

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  • Jorden Julien

    2017-09-26 #13 Author

    Praying for them 🙏🏾

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  • dayzja

    2017-09-27 #14 Author

    awe that’s very sad

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  • Lashay

    2017-09-27 #15 Author

    They super cute 😍🙏🏾

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  • Lakisha Lasha Stevenson

    2017-09-27 #16 Author

    These babies are such a blessing and true storu of a breakthrough. Praying for a wonderful recovery.

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  • Sade

    2017-09-27 #17 Author

    This is so wonderful♥️ Get well soon

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  • Haley Roszell

    2017-09-27 #18 Author

    what a blessing from GOD .

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  • Brenda

    2017-09-27 #19 Author

    Beautiful babies may God bless theme😘

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  • Jenalyn Mateo

    2017-09-27 #20 Author

    nothing is impossible in our great God, as long as we sincerely prayed and have faith in Him. Praise His name forever!!

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  • Jen Mateo

    2017-09-27 #21 Author

    babies are blessings.
    nothing is impossible with our great God.
    i will pray for u cute babies..

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  • Melanie De Leon

    2017-09-27 #22 Author

    Heartbreaking.God bless you babies and Get well soon!

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  • Jessica pauline Faller

    2017-09-27 #23 Author

    Baby is so cute . May God continue to heal you both in jesus name 😊😊😊 You are the greatest gift in this world baby 😊😊😊

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  • Yanna adde

    2017-09-27 #24 Author

    Cute little babies ❣️

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  • Brittney

    2017-09-27 #25 Author

    Wow this is truly amazing

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  • Calandra perry

    2017-09-27 #26 Author

    Yes I will pray for you and the babies 👶

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  • yenny

    2017-09-27 #27 Author

    thanks God everything went well😑😐😏

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  • yenny

    2017-09-27 #28 Author

    thanks God everything went well😑😐😏 ☺

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  • Dayshana Rappley

    2017-09-27 #29 Author

    Amazing! I hope they continue to do well

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  • Megan

    2017-09-27 #30 Author

    Awe their so cute, I will keep them in my prayers.

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  • Florana

    2017-09-27 #31 Author

    Praying for them

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  • Jessica Phillips

    2017-09-27 #32 Author

    Omg how amazing , I know it had to be so scary but glad the surgery went great for them💕

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  • Leah Johnson

    2017-09-27 #33 Author

    Beautiful babies I’m praying for them.

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  • Lady Jane Jaos

    2017-09-27 #34 Author

    God is amazing. 🙏

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  • Ashaunta crittendon

    2017-09-27 #35 Author

    Praying for the baby’s 🙏🏽

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  • Analicia Losoya

    2017-09-27 #36 Author

    Awww what a wonderful miracle! Prayers for full recovery ❤

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  • Natasia Barnes

    2017-09-27 #37 Author

    God is Good♥️🙏🏽

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  • Kells

    2017-09-27 #38 Author

    Woooow God is great all the time

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  • Sara Grajales

    2017-09-27 #39 Author

    What a miracle ❤️🙏🏽 Beautiful babies 😘

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  • Latoya Brooks

    2017-09-27 #40 Author

    Praying for a speedy recovery.. God Bless

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  • Katieska Velez

    2017-09-27 #41 Author

    God is good he always have something in stores. He never fails anyone. What a wonderful miracle.

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  • Carol Mercy

    2017-09-27 #42 Author

    Aaaww this is so awesome. GOD is so great.. .

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  • Carol Mercy

    2017-09-27 #43 Author

    May they live longer to testify about God’s power

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  • Stefany Gutiérrez

    2017-09-28 #44 Author

    Awe their so cute, I will keep them in my prayers.

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  • Tonera Mcvay

    2017-09-28 #45 Author

    God is so amazing and I pray every thing goes so well for them in the future ❤️. Praying for them ❤️🙌.

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  • Chiyo Takashi

    2017-09-28 #46 Author

    What a scary operation! I’m glad that the operation was successful. Praying for full recovery 🙏

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  • Emontee

    2017-09-28 #47 Author

    That’s really amazing, prayers 🙏🏽

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  • Kiyama Barnes

    2017-09-28 #48 Author

    Nobody but God. God works in mysterious ways. They so adorable 😍😍😍

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  • Carryn jacobs

    2017-09-28 #49 Author

    Touching story
    Will pray for the twins they are beautifull

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  • Keesha lee

    2017-09-28 #50 Author

    God is Good!! Amen

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  • Keesha lee

    2017-09-28 #51 Author

    God is Good! All the time

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  • Jerniqa Hamilton

    2017-09-28 #52 Author

    They are beautiful 😍😍😘 Praying for you all ❤

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  • Jessica pauline Faller

    2017-09-28 #53 Author

    Get better soon to little munchin . God really love you both . GodBless

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  • Vanessa

    2017-09-28 #54 Author

    God is good all the time

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  • Angeleka Williams

    2017-09-28 #55 Author

    What a mighty God we serve 🙌🏽☺️

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  • Ariane Roa

    2017-09-29 #56 Author

    God is truly amazing ,praying for their fast recovery😊 😇

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  • Angel Freeman

    2017-09-29 #57 Author

    They are beautiful. Praying for these babies!

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  • Erica

    2017-10-02 #58 Author

    Awwwww… amazing I’m so glad they survived and are doing well🙏🏾🙏🏾

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  • Felicia

    2017-10-03 #59 Author

    God’s creation he knows what’s best for everyone .❤

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  • Shaunna

    2017-10-04 #60 Author

    God is good! So glad everything worked out and the recovery went well…..Miracles do happen ❤

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