Former Conjoined Twins About to Celebrate First Birthday

Former Conjoined Twins About to Celebrate First Birthday

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Clark twins don't look like they needed major surgery to be separated three months ago.

These days, Allyson and Avery are like lots of other babies who are about to celebrate their first birthday. They're crawling all over the house and being a handful for their parents, who couldn't be happier.

The girls were joined at the base of their spines until an operation at Primary Children's Medical Center in June. They'll turn one next month.

Their mother says Avery is quiet and more physical. Allyson is more verbal and independent.

The girls will have some cosmetic reconstruction at some time. As far as medical complications, doctors said time will tell as the twins continue to grow. So far, they're doing well.


Information from: Deseret Morning News,

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