Friday, August 10, 2012

Conjoined Twins 'Abby & Brittany' Get Their Own Reality TV Show

TLC has given us reality TV shows about strange addictions, extreme couponers, and pint-size pageant queens. But it may top itself later this month with "Abby & Brittany," a look at the lives of conjoined twins Abigail and Brittany Hensel, who have miraculously survived to the age of 22 despite sharing one body fused together at the torso.
When Abby and Brittany were born back in 1990, the doctors told their parents they most likely wouldn't survive the night. (One in 40,000 twin births are conjoined, and just one percent of those make it to the age of one.) But they defied the medical odds by not only surviving, but thriving. At six years old, the twins were featured on Oprah and appeared on the cover of Life magazine, but since then, parents Patty and Mike have raised the twins out of the media spotlight in rural Minnesota, giving them a chance at a normal childhood.
And the most shocking thing about "Abby & Brittany" is how normal the girls are. They do share a body (with Abby controlling the right side and Brittany the left), but the girls have two very distinct personalities; as Brittany says, "Believe me, we are totally different people." They've worked together to earn a drivers' license and graduate from college, and now are getting ready to enter the job market and see the world with their friends... with reality TV cameras following their every move. 

Wow amazing!! Just can't wait for their show..

10 comments:

Kataurus Braswell said...

Wow, wouldnt mind seeing this show. www.kingbraswell.com

DMS said...

What amazing odds these two women have overcome. I remember watching a special about them when they were little and being impressed. I had no idea they were doing a reality show. I will be tuning in to learn more about these hardworking ladies! Thanks for sharing. :)
~Jess
http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

KGilbert said...

I love hearing updates about them. They always amaze me. They prove anything is possible. I will definitely be watching this show.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow! This is amazing May! It is great that they survived and are doing so well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

The Pepperrific Life said...

That's truly inspiring. There's so much we can learn from them. But my heart still breaks, just looking at them :(

InSeason Mom Cynthia said...

Their story will motivate others to overcome challenges with faith and courage. I look forward to seeing the show, too.

john said...

Looking at them makes one wonder there is hope and life if you believe and the smile on their face is just pricelessso cute!!

Kelly Marie said...

Can't wait to see this show!

Johny said...

Wow!!! checkout that smile..
a lot of lessons to be learnt from this..

Anonymous said...

cute

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