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Allison, Amelia Tucker: 1 yr later, conjoined twins thriving

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Allison, Amelia Tucker, and the girls’ proud parents are doing well since the conjoined twins were born. At birth, one physician thought the identical twins wouldn't survive and the mom should end the pregnancy. Fast-forward to today and Allison and Amelia are not only separated; they are thriving, according to a Jan. 1 GMA report via Yahoo News.

The Allison, Amelia Tucker story could have ended tragically, had it not been for the strength of the parents hoping for a miracle.

When the Tucker twins were born, one doctor, who specializes in high risk births, advised the girls' parents, Shellie and Greg Tucker, to terminate the high risk pregnancy. It was their belief that conjoined twins, aka Siamese twins, that share vital organs, have high mortality rates.

As he was telling me, I could literally feel the girls kicking in my belly and I knew that that wasn't something possible," Shellie said.

However, after receiving second opinions from doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and a great deal of faith, the couple elected to have the conjoined babies separated.

Fate intervened and Amelia and Allison Tucker were born in March of 2012. And for the next eight months, the "miracle babies," as Shellie describes her daughters, their parents, and 2-year-old brother, Owen, lived at the hospital while the girls gathered strength.

Then, in November 2013, a team of 40 doctors challenged with performing the delicate and grueling operation practiced on a set of rag dolls that were sewn together to simulate the twins.

Seeing them for the first time as two separate girls was really the most amazing feeling," said Greg Tucker.

His wife, who admits the twins aggravate her by "getting into things," but seeing them sliding on a board, chuckling, and having their own personalities, is priceless.

In her own words on the Allison-Amelia Tucker successful surgery, mom says, "I'm thankful for every single day. I can't describe it."


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