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Four 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.