– Doctors in the UK have been left in shock and awe after conjoined twins proved their reports wrong
– The conjoined twins, Marieme and Ndeye have now lived four whole years despite physicians’ prediction that they would die after birth
– The girls have resumed school in Cardiff, made new friends and are learning to do ‘incredible things’
Doctors and physicians who predicted the deaths of a set of conjoined twins have been left awe-struck after their prediction failed to materialise.
Four years after doctors told their dad that they will die days after birth, Marieme and Ndeye, are still very much alive.
After they were born in 2017 in Senegal, their father, Ibrahima Ndiaye, had moved them to the London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital in the United Kingdom for treatment thanks to funding from a charitable organisation run by Senegal’s first lady, Marieme Faye Sall.
Their father had consequently sought asylum and was granted the same in 2018.
Two years down the line, doctors had wanted to carry out the operation required to separate the conjoined girls but their father this time had exceptions to it and wouldn’t so much as risk it.
This is as doctors found out that the girls’ circulatory systems were linked to each other to the point that none can survive without the other. This wasn’t a risk the father wanted to take.
Instead, he had opted for their conditions to be managed. They have now been enrolled in school, are making friends and are learning to stand on their feet.
According to their Headteacher at their Cardiff school Helen Borley the girls:
“…are laughing a lot – which is always a good sign, isn’t it? Any child that is laughing a lot is a happy child.”
Talking about the progress the conjoined kids have made, their father in a statement to BBC seen by Legit.ng said:
“They are showing that they don’t only want to live, but be active and play their part in society.
“All these achievements bring light and hopes for the future. But I know how fragile, complex and unpredictable their lives can be.”
Ibrahima further described his children as ‘warriors’ who have seen the worst but will not surrender without putting up a fight because it is not over yet.
“But the very least I can do for the girls is figure out my hopes for them.”
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported how two Pakistan conjoined twins underwent successful major operations that led to the separation of their heads at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), London.
The operation on the conjoined twins identified as Safa and Marwa Ullah was conducted by a team of 100 specialists, with the final operation having been completed on February 11, 2019, The Guardian reported.
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