HEALTH

Family are desperate for conjoined twins attached at the FOREHEAD to be separated despite the risk of them dying in the operation

A family are desperate for their conjoined twins attached at the forehead to be separated despite the risk of them dying in the operation.

Joy and Joyce Magsino, 10, from the Philippines, were born with angular frontal partial craniopagus.

Doctors told their family it is possible to separate the sisters but involves a risky operation, which caused a local charity to withdraw its earlier financial support.

The procedure costs £75,000, which the family cannot afford on the twins’ father’s salary of £6 a day. His wife has even emigrated to work abroad in an effort to save up, leaving the girls in the care of their relatives.

A family spokesperson said: ‘The doctors said the operation would be quite risky as one nerve connects the girls and it would have to be connected within seconds or else one of them would die. That is when the foundation withdrew their support.’ 

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