When it comes to shows on TLC, one of the best was Abby & Brittany, which followed the lives of conjoined twin sisters, Abby and Brittany Hensel. Not only was it a thoughtful portrayal of growing up being different from everyone else, but the show was a whole lot of fun!
Abby and Brittany never let their life challenges get them down. They are definitely an inspiration not only for young women, but for the world in general when it comes to a hopeful outlook on life. We did a little research and found some facts we think you might find interesting about these awesome twins.
Since Abby and Brittany are conjoined, they share a body but have their own separate vital organs. The twins have their own heart, stomach, spine, lungs and spinal cord. However, they do share a reproductive system, making separation surgery a difficult and overall dangerous situation.
conjoined twins are extremely rare, occurring only once out of every 189,000 births. However, Abby and Brittany are dicephalic parapagus twins, which make up only 11 percent of those conjoined twins statistics.