On February 26, 2002, twins Kendra and Malia Herrin were born with common organs for two: a large intestine, bladder, liver, and one kidney.
From the beginning, their parents Erin and Jake knew that separating the girls would be very risky.
One doctor said the babies don’t have enough organs to survive on their own. Another advised Erin to have an abortion while she was pregnant.
But at the age of 4, Malia and Kendra became a worldwide sensation, becoming the first-ever Siamese twins with one kidney to be separated.
Despite all the difficulties, the 26-hour operation ended in success.
The sisters had to learn to live again in separate bodies.
Today, the Herrin sisters are 17 years old and live in Salt Lake City.
Both girls are one-legged, but they are immensely grateful to their parents for the decision to separate them.
They often record videos for their YouTube channel, in which they tell their story, showing enviable self-confidence.
Take a look at this video, which shows a typical day in the life of the Herrin sisters. This is a real miracle!