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Herrin Twins Celebrate Year Apart

Herrin Twins Celebrate Year Apart

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Brooke Walker ReportingTuesday marks a big milestone for two special girls. One year ago, conjoined twins Kendra and Maliyah Herrin were separated during a 26-hour surgery.

It's hard to believe a whole year has passed, but the last 12 months are definitely something to celebrate.

A table of memories greeted family and friends who came to congratulate the now 5-year-old twin girls who captured thousands of hearts. The smiling sisters once again found themselves in the spotlight. They seemed oblivious to the attention, showing off their new, independent mobility.

Maliyah is learning to maneuver her walker. Kendra mastered the walker and is now taking her first steps on crutches. Both girls are happy and thriving. Even though Tuesday was not their actual birthday, in many ways it felt like a birthday party, a celebration of their re-birth.

Erin Herrin, the girls' mother, said, "It's just surreal how far we've come, where we were last year was very scary, and now it's nice to have a celebration instead of what's going to happen and what's going to come next."

Wednesday the twins and their mom will be on Studio 5. Find out what daily life is like for Kendra and Maliyah as they prepare to enter the next stage of their life: kindergarten. Join us for this special, live interview Wednesday morning at 11:00.

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