Twin Girls Born In One Body With Two Heads

Having twins can be a joyous experience. Just ask the parents of Mary Kate and Ashley or the boys from Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Sometimes, however, giving birth to twins can go terribly wrong. That’s what happened this past week in China when a migrant farmer gave birth to twin girls who share the same body but have separate heads. Think of the situation as a worse version of conjoined twins. Way worse. If they happen to survive, one can only imagine what their life will be like. How will it work? TC mark

Ryan O'Connell

I'm a brat.

Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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  • Jonah Matthews

    It is time for you to google :

    “Abigail and Brittany Hensel”

  • Catherine

    I like how the only twins that are a joyous experience are famous twins.

    Pretty sure Abigail and Brittany Hensel were happy.  Clearly there would have to be rough points, but overall, I doubt they view their situation as “a worse version of conjoined twins.”

    • ryan chang

      seems like there isn't 'better' or 'worse.' also seems like every comment thus far belongs to a one-bodied, one-headed person. correct me if i'm wrong.

  • Stellar.Life76

    “How can they possibly be happy” 

    Seriously? What is this, Vice Magazine? How can you assume such a thing? Yes, the world is not that nice to people who are differently abled, but how can you assume that they will be unhappy? What you're really saying is that they “should” be unhappy their whole entire lives. 

    Honestly, now. How can you live with yourself saying such an arrogant offensive thing online?

    • SousChefGerard

      Quite while actually with these new found internet dollars.

  • eceismen

    Just one question: WHAT HAPPENS IF ONE OF THEM DIES? Think of the first thirty awkward minutes.

    • bappada boopy

      OH GOD….OH GOD

  • kwy

    Stellar_life, please stop being an idealist. it's naive to think that they'll have easy lives. they will no doubt go through much more unhappiness than every other individual they encounter.

  • Lindsay

    Why does this jackass keep writing for Thought Catalog?

    • Meghatron

      My thoughts exactly

  • Mr. White

    Of course they can be happy.

  • Michael Koh

    I expect stuff like this from BSG. Nice, Ryan. Beat him to the punch.

  • Nray12

    I think it's normal to ask how they could have a happy life. Think about the situation. No privacy. Probably no husband/wife. People staring at you. It's scary.

  • es

    Think you all need to calm down

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