Together For Life: The Incredible True Story Of Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany Hensel

Abby and Brittany are twin sisters. They grew up together, and from the time they were born, these two have shared everything, including a body. That’s right, Abby and Brittany are conjoined twins. They’ve endured multiple surgeries, countless doctor visits, and hundreds of medical tests. In the end, these two decided that they couldn’t live without each other, even if that means that they had to live with each other. Forever.

These two have managed to live full, rich lives even though they look a bit different from everybody else. Keep reading to find out how these two navigate everyday tasks, and how they’re doing now that they’re all grown up.

The Day They Were Born


Abby and Brittany Hensel were born in rural Minnesota in 1990. These two are identical twins, which means that a single embryo split in two very early in their development. In Abby and Brittany’s case, the embryo only split partially, so they never had two separate bodies.

Abby and Brittany each have their own heart, lungs, spines, stomachs, esophagus, gallbladder and kidneys, but they share a uterus, two ovaries, a liver, a rib cage, intestines, and their circulatory system.