As the four year old decided the parents of the siamese twins Kendra and Maliyah from Utah in the UNITED states, that it was the right decision to let the two little girls go through a surgery that had never been made before.
the Operation went well, and the two girls are now 17 years old and live in many ways a normal teenageliv.
Nevertheless stand out.
By the operation were the two 'split in two', and they each have only one leg. However, it is not something that affects the sisters.
It tells the about in a documentary on the BBC called 'Living Differently'.
- When people first hear our story, they will really like to ask many questions, but we feel that we are quite like any other, there are just some few things that are different, tells Kendra in the documentary.
the Sisters shared both a blindtarm, pelvis, kidney, liver, and the two legs.
It was only one of the girls, who could get the kidney. The other had on dialysis several years before a donor saved her. Private
When the parents took the courageous decision, it was the first operation of the kind ever. It lasted 18 hours.
After having separated the twins had the girls again through an individual operation, which lasted eight hours.
the Parents took the decision, after they had been told that the twins would probably not survive long if they continued to share bodies.
- Our parents talked with us on the day, where we were split in two, but we were so young that we didn't understand it, " says Maliyah in the documentary.
The two girls had to be in the hospital for a month before they could go home.
even Though they only have one leg each, holding them back.
The use of crutches, but always participates in gymnastics in their school.
- We are lucky that we have never been bullied in school, but I know many people who are not as fortunate, telling the Maliyah.
The hardest for the girls is when adults stare at them. They believe both that they should know better.
But the two can still joke with their situation.
- The best by only having one leg is that you need only put nail Polish on one foot.
Although the two are happy for their parents, they tell themselves, that they are each other's best friends. Photo: BBC