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Conjoined Twins in Critical Condition in Georgia; Mom Doing Good

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By    |   Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 02:15 PM

Georgia twins conjoined at the torso and born via cesarean section on Monday remained in critical condition on Tuesday, while their mother is in good condition.

"The news of [the twins] being conjoined was truly surreal," mother Brittany Crafton, 26, said before her delivery, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"I know God's got me, and He'll continue to be with me even after the twins are born. This experience has helped me to look at 'different' people differently, and I have gained a real compassion for what they go through."

Georgia Regents Medical Center reported that the boys, named Chandler Kaiden and Chance Aiden, share a heart and a liver.

The boys were moved to the neo­natal Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia shortly after being delivered. Before the birth, Dr. Paul Browne, a maternal and fetal medicine specialist at GRMC, said that the boys were expected to stay in the NICU for at least 10 days before going home.

"What makes this case special is that the heart the twins share is quite normal and has been functioning very well for them," Browne said previously. "We believe it will continue to function well after the delivery."

There are reportedly no plans to separate the boys.

According to ABC News, the occurrence of conjoined twins is rare, arising in approximately one per 50,000 to 60,000 births.

A GoFundMe.com page was set up to help pay the medical expenses related with the birth and ongoing healthcare for the Craftons. It had raised over $5,000 as of Wednesday afternoon from more than 130 people.

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