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Conjoined Twins Abby and Brittany Hensel: 'We Are Like Everyone Else'

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Having a sister usually means a friend for life.

For Abby and Brittany Hensel - it means a lot more.

The 22-year-olds from Minnesota are conjoined twins. Abby controls the right side of their body, and Brittany controls the left side. They can dance, ride a bicycle, and even drive a car.

They work hard everyday to live "a normal life … whatever that is."

Here's what they said:

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Conjoined Twins Join New Reality Series

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Just because Abby and Brittany Hensel are conjoined twins, that doesn't mean they don't have separate lives!

Their lives are anything but ordinary, though, that's for sure.

We're super excited for the new reality show on TLC titled Abby and Brittany - the show will follow the lives of the twins as they prepare to graduate from college and get a head start on the exhausting search for a post-grad job.

Should be good times!

Here's what a friend said:

"Everywhere they go, they get the stares."

Stares aren't necessarily a bad thing, and now we bet they'll be signing a lot more autographs, too!

Here's what Abby said about the looks:

"We throw it out there, and we let it go."

Sound advice, young lady.

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Conjoined Twins In Chile Successfully Separated

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Such wonderful news.

10-month-old conjoined twins Maria Paz and Maria Jose are recovering in an intensive care unit after doctors successful separated them during an operation.

Parents Jessica Navarrete and Roberto Parades were anxiously waiting for the results at Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital in Santiago, Cile, while doctors separated the twins at the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis.

This was their seventh operation!

Their doctor described it as the moment "the girls finished the process of being born," adding:

"Before, they had two souls and one body.

"We're very happy because we think they've had the best evolution we could have hoped for. The next 48 hours will be the most critical in terms of the … risk they face of dying."

We know the girls can pull through. At less than a year old, they're already such strong fighters. Our prayers are with them and their parents.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Conjoined Twin Girls Successfully Separated

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Wonderful news.

Two-year-old conjoined twin girls Angelica and Angelina Sabuco were successfully separated at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.

The two girls shared a liver, diaphragm, and sternum, but thankfully, had two separate hearts, which made the surgery easier for doctors.

Dr. Gary Hartman said:

"We are very pleased. It could not have gone better."

Their chests and abdominal walls had to be reconstructed, which went smoother than expected.

The girls are said to be doing well and even slept in two separate beds, the first time in their lives, the night after the surgery.

Such wonderful news. We are so happy that the surgery was a success and the girls are doing so well. They seem to have a wonderful spirit.

Watch above to see their life at home before the surgery.

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Anderson Speaks With 4-Year-Old Conjoined Twins

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On the Sept. 21 episode of Anderson, Anderson Cooper sits down with two sets of conjoined twins and speaks to them and their parents about their every day life and how society reacts to them.

In the above clip, Anderson speaks with the parents of 4-year-old conjoined twins, Tatiana and Krista Hogan and talk about the difference between interacting with adults and children.

Their answer is really interesting. Check it out above.

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Conjoined Twins Separated After Successful Operation

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This is such wonderful news.

Conjoined twins Joshua and Jacob Spates, who were attached at the base of their spines, have been separated after a successful operation that took over 13 hours to complete.

The boys, who had never been able to see each other, finally got a chance to say hi to each other face-to-face.

Wow. Tears swelling up…

The twins aren't out of the woods yet, but with a lot of hope and prayer, they will soon be out of the hospital and will begin their lives as separate twins.

To see more about Jacob and Joshua and their surgery, check out the video above.

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