Diencephalic Siamese twins, united from the thorax to the pelvis and with arms and legs in common. Two girls who have lived together for 19 years despite the doctors diagnosing them with only a few days of life. On Real Time and Discovery + is available the special that tells the everyday life of the two girls.
Two sisters and one body. The special that tells the story of Carmen e Lupita Andrade, protagonists of Two Sisters One Body, produced by the British broadcaster Channel 4, which tells of the choice of the two diencephalic Siamese twins, united from the chest to the pelvis and with arms and legs in common. Two girls who have continued to live together, despite the complications that this may entail.
The parents chose to keep them together
They were born in Mexico in 2002, the day from which the exciting story of the special starts, when the parents were called to the difficult choice between trying to separate them, effectively condemning one of them to death, or having them live together, with all the complications. and the difficulties that this choice could have represented. Carmen and Lupita’s parents decided to keep them together, and despite the fact that the doctors had given the twins a few days to live, for 19 years Carmen controls the left side of the body, Lupita the right. They have a separate heart, stomach and liver.
The college life of Siamese twins
If the first 19 years of their lives are spent in the protection of family protection, the story of the life of these two girls kicks off when their lives overlook a fundamental moment of growth, the arrival at college, when the girls find themselves called to move away from the domestic hotbed, to begin adult life. The two girls summarize each other as follows:
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“Two people in one body… and to say that they gave us only three days to live (…) 2002, Siamese twins who came from Mexico to be separated. (…) 18 years later we are still in America and we are still under attack. They asked us all kinds of questions but what we never said is that we are two people just like you, with our own life and our own problems “.
The documentary, which initially aired on Real Time, is available to all subscribers of the Discovery + platform.