Sunday, September 25, 2016

TOGETHER FOREVER: CONJOINED TWINS DON'T WANT TO BE SEPARATED

(TheSun.co.uk) - CONJOINED twins Pin and Pan’s bond is so strong that they don’t want to be separated – even if it proved medically possible.

The seven-year-old sisters, from Thailand, were born with their own heads, torsos, and arms but are connected at the waist.

The duo share a pair of legs, with Pin having control of one and Pan controlling the other, and have learned to walk, dress, eat – and, incredibly, even ride a tricycle – as one.

The twins live in Nakhon Sawan, around 250km north of Bangkok, Thailand, with their grandparents – who describe them as “normal, happy” children.


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Image source: www.thesun.co.uk

Their grandma, Noknoi Pongchumnan, said: “They love singing, eating ice cream, helping each other with dressing up and giggling together.”

Conjoined twins are very rare, occurring around once in every 2.5 million births – but Pin and Pan have mastered the art of walking around crab-like on their hands and feet and can even climb two flights of stairs without help.

For longer distances, they ride a pink tricycle, and at school, a teacher pushes them from building to building in a wheelchair.

The twins attend Nakhonsawanpunyanukul Special School for disadvantaged children, where they are popular with both students and staff.

Prateep Suthat, the twins’ teacher, said: “The other pupils thought Pin and Pan were different at first.

“In the classroom, they were asking, “Why do two people have one body”? They wanted to get a closer look.

“But after they spent time together, they realised Pin and Pan are the same as any other children, and now they all play together.”

The twins’ teachers and grandparents hope that their education will give them the skills to live an independent life in the future. 


Read More: https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/1147790/we-dont-want-to-be-separated-conjoined-twins-pin-and-pan-7-are-normal-happy-children-who-walk-dress-and-even-ride-a-tricycle-as-one/

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