Twins Conjoined At The Heart Look Amazing 2 Year After Life-Threatening Separation Surgery

nollygrioPublished: April 21, 2017Updated: April 24, 20176 views
Published: April 21, 2017Updated: April 24, 2017

Despite the mounting odds stacked against their unborn conjoined twins, Eric and Elysse Mata chose to put their faith in God.

They knew that the challenges they were up against were going to be tough, but they made the decision not to terminate the pregnancy as doctors suggested.

Connected by their chest wall and several internal organs, Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith spent the first 10 months of their lives closer than most siblings will ever know.

When surgeons at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, agreed to help separate the 10-month-old twins, their parents wanted nothing more than to give them a fighting chance.

And the fact that the girls each had their own individual hearts, despite being fused from their hips to their rib cages, gave surgeons hope.

After a team of 12 surgeons spent 26 hours separating the twins, the girls have made extraordinary health strides. They are walking, talking and learning to be independent each day.

The Mata family was finally able to move back home after temporarily moving into a trailer with older brother Azariah to be closer to the hospital.

Five months after the surgery, the girls got another surprise: A baby sister named Mia Love.

Clearly the family is doing well and the twins are thriving! Congratulations on a blessed surgery Knatalye and Adeline!

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