Conjoined twins from a remote town in India have a rare medical condition but they refuse to let it stop them from living normal lives.
Shivanath and Shivram Sahu have shared a body together for the last 12 years.
Briefly.co.za understands the twins share 2 legs and 4 arms, while each boy has individual lungs, a heart and brain.
The boys walk around using all limbs, similar to a spider.
Shivanath and Shivram have learnt to perform most daily activities other children do.
While it may seem uncomfortable to observers, the boys refuse to be separated.
This view is shared by their father, Raj Kumar Sahu, who says he wouldn’t opt for the procedure even if they could afford it financially.
Dr. Krishan Chugh, Head of the Department of Paediatrics at Fortis Memorial Reasearch Institute in Gurgaon, feels the twins can be separated without any fatalities.
However, he cautions that 1 of the boys would live a relatively normal life, while the other would have no legs and require constant attention.
Perhaps the family is justified in their stance then. According to Raj, “God made them this way so they need to walk around like this.”
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