Philadelphia Inquirer Features Update on Formerly Conjoined Delaney Twins

Published on in CHOP News

Delaney twins sitting together post separation on a chairFour months following separation surgery, Erin and Abby Delaney continue to amaze their parents, their medical team, and now, the world.

A front-page feature in The Philadelphia Inquirer offers the public never before seen photos and interviews that detail the progress the girls have made since separation surgery and what comes next for these amazing sisters.

Read the story for an update on the twins' progress and hear directly from their parents, Heather and Riley Delaney. Readers can also get an inside look at the girls’ recent occupational therapy session, demonstrating just how much progress they’ve made.

The coverage includes a new interview with pediatric neurosurgeon Gregory Heuer, MD, PhD, and plastic surgeon Jesse Taylor, MD, who co-led the 11-hour separation surgery in June along with a multidisciplinary team of approximately 30 others.

An accompanying story focuses on the "how" behind the separation. Dr. Taylor and Dr. Heuer share details on the multistage process they put into place, using a technique that has never been tried in such a case before.


Next Steps

You Might Also Like
Erin and Abby joined at the head holding hands

One Becomes Two

After being born connected at the head, Erin and Abby celebrated their first birthdays as two unique little girls.

Amelia and Allison

Conjoined Twins: Amelia and Allison’s Story

“One went one way, the other went the opposite!” Born conjoined, going in different directions is a big deal for twins Allison and Amelia.

Delaney Twins with their Parents at CHOP

Checking in on Formerly Conjoined Twins

Abby and Erin Delaney are thriving months after separation surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.