Australia's “miracle” conjoined twins — born with identical faces and separate brains but sharing a skull and body — have died.
The girls’ parents, Sydney couple Renee Young and Simon Howie, aptly named their daughters Faith and Hope after they were born on May 8, weighing just over two kilograms.
Following a short labor, Young was first taken to Blacktown Hospital before she was rushed by ambulance to Westmead Children’s Hospital, where their babies underwent further medical treatment.
Faith and Hope were the result of an extremely rare condition known as disrosopus, which causes a baby to be born with two faces.
Fewer than 40 human disrosopus cases are known to have been born. Not all of them survived beyond birth.