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Oct 23, 2017
Erin and Abby Delaney, from Mooresville, North Carolina, have spent their entire lives in the hospital. The twin girls were born joined at the top of their heads, and later underwent a complex 11-hour separation surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In the first year of their lives, the girls have overcome incredible obstacles, and continue on their road to recovery.
Now almost 16 months old, the girls are nearing another milestone: going home. The Delaney family’s local newspaper, The Charlotte Observer, recently interviewed Heather and Riley, the girls’ parents, for an update on how Erin and Abby are doing today. They look back on the emotional journey, sharing their experiences and hopes for the future.
Read their story.
Conjoined twins are born physically connected and occur once in every 50,000 to 60,000 births. Our physicians have separated 25 sets of conjoined twins.
After being born connected at the head, Erin and Abby celebrated their first birthdays as two unique little girls.
Abby and Erin Delaney are thriving months after separation surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.