Сonjoined twins were given just three days to live, but at 17, they are living a full life.

Rebelander Basilan
Feb 08, 2019
12:05 P.M.

When the conjoined twins, Carmen and Lupita Andrade, were born, the doctors said that they would only live for three days. Now at 17, they lead a full life.


Carmen and Lupita, who were born in June 2000, looked stunning in the photo posted on Instagram recently.

Conjoined twins usually die shortly after birth. However, these young ladies overcame it right up to today.

Carmen and Lupita are joined from the chest wall to the pelvis, where their spines meet, as reported by NTD.


Follow us on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa, to learn more.

They share some ribs, a liver, their circulatory system, and their digestive and reproductive systems.

They each have two arms, but only a single leg, with Carmen controlling the right leg and Lupita, the left.


Despite these overwhelming obstacles, the twins are living a full life and they even think about themselves as one body.

“We’re so dependent on each other,” Lupita explained.

“There’s the whole psychological situation,” Carmen said. “Because we’ve been so used to being together. I don’t think there’d be a point.”


The two were born in Veracruz, Mexico. When they were two years of age, their parents decided to make a trip to the United States on a medical visa, NTD reported.

They hoped that the doctors in the United States would help separate their daughters. However, the risks involved were the same in the United States as they were in Mexico.


Carmen and Lupita had to spend time in physical therapy when they were little. They made their first steps together when they were four years old.

The twins have needed to figure out how to live their lives in tandem. Even though they learned how to coordinate with one another physically, they are two unmistakably unique identities.


Carmen exceeds expectations in school and has a snappy mind, but Lupita is silent and strives with reading, taking modified tests in school.

Carmen also loves wearing cosmetics. Lupita, on the other hand, is not too worried over her looks.

The pair may have no real option except to stay conjoined, but there is no reason to think they won’t live on to appreciate a full life for years to come.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Stepson Mocked by Adoptive Parents & Their Children Finds Letters They Hid from Him – Story of the Day

March 12, 2022

Identical Twin Sisters Give Birth on the Same Day in the Same Hospital

May 18, 2022

Mom Meets Son at Cemetery and Asks Why He Was There, 'I Don't Know Who You Are,' He Answers – Story of the Day

February 21, 2022

Texas Boys Given 2% Chance of Survival Beat the Odds and Graduate High School Together

May 01, 2022

Woman Told to Terminate One of Three Babies Because of Her Weak Heart Refuses Doctor's Advice

April 20, 2022

Girl Gets Separated from Twin in Foster Care, Gets a Call 60 Years Later and Hears Her Voice

April 18, 2022

Woman with No Kids Is Confused When DNA Test Shows She Has a Daughter

May 24, 2022

Inside Al Pacino's Love Story with Beverly D'Angelo: They Have Twins

March 10, 2022

Doctors Give Slim Chance of Survival for Conjoined Twins — They Celebrate 5th Birthday

January 28, 2022

4 Friends Promise to Meet in 40 Years, 3 Men Show Up and Find Note Saying, 'I'm Not Coming' – Story of the Day

January 31, 2022

On Her First Day in New School Girl Enters Classroom and Meets Her Carbon Copy – Story of the Day

January 31, 2022

Olsen Twins Cut Their Parents Out of Their Business - Family Feud over $500m Fortune

February 01, 2022

Devastated Couple Finds Out Baby Is Not Theirs, Have to Give It Away Moments after Birth

May 02, 2022

20 Years after Newborn Daughter’s Death, Man Hears, ‘Dad, I Finally Found You’ – Story of the Day

March 05, 2022