Conjoined 9-Month-Old Twins Make Their Debut After Surgery (VIDEO)

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The holidays are going to be extra special for Shellie and Greg Tucker this year, as their formerly conjoined twins have made their debut as individual babies after being successfully separated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in November.

Shellie learned that she was pregnant with twins when she was 20 weeks along, but her heart immediately sank when she found out they were conjoined. But even though doctors recommended terminating the pregnancy, the Tuckers knew they had to at least try and give their baby girls a chance at life.

And now 9-month-old Amelia and Allison Tucker not only have a chance -- doctors are confident that they will go on to live happy and healthy lives as two separate little girls.

Watch the video clip below to hear more about their story and to see the twins -- you'll be pretty choked up by the end of it.

 

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Tissues, please! It's so nice to hear a story with a happy ending, and thinking about this family being together at home for the holidays makes me burst with joy.

I'm sure there were so many times throughout Shellie's pregnancy and after the girls were born when she and Greg never thought they'd actually see their little girls go on to have a normal childhood, so introducing them to the world had to be incredibly surreal.

These babies are such a beautiful miracle, and as was stated in the video, they're definitely two determined little fighters.

What well wishes would you like to send to this family?

 

Image via ABCNews

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