The two baby whom were joined together from birth underwent an 18-hour operation at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
Miracle and Testimony Ayeni, from Nigeria, were conjoined at the pelvis.They arrived in the US with their parents Samuel Olusegun Ayeni and Mary Abiodun Ayeni, their older sister, and their pastor after being offered free flights from a Nigerian airline Arik Air.
They were referred to Le Bonheur, after months of research,whose surgeons offered to do the life-saving operation free of charge.
Miracle and Testimony were born in the family’s local hospital in Enugu, Nigeria – an eight-hour drive from the coastal capital of Lagos.
However,they were moved to a specialist hospital in Enugu before being flown to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where they remained until June.
Conjoined twins are formed in a similar way to identical twins,but Miracle and Testimony Ayeni are now free.