The Heartbreaking True Story Of Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany Hensel

Abby and Brittany are twin sisters who have shared everything…including a body. That’s right, Abby and Brittany are conjoined twins. The pair have 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.

Some days are harder than others but Abby and Brittany continue to defy the odds. Read on to learn the shocking news that doctors revealed and see what they look like today.

They Share Some Body Parts, But Not Others


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.