Australia mourns Hope and Faith: the twins with two faces that have moved the world

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Australia mourns Hope and Faith: the twins with two faces that have moved the world


The Siamese twins who had moved to Australia with their birth on May 8, failed to meet the challenge of life. Hope and Faith are indeed failed them today, Tuesday 27, after less than 20 days old. The girls shared the same body but had two brains and two faces.

"You had to see it to believe it," said the mother. "Sometimes he is crying Faith and Hope woke and revolved his eyes as if to say 'thanks for having woken up'."

The twins were born with a rare congenital disease, the diprosopus, in which the fetus is revealed with two faces: a condition so rare that it was found only 35 times in history and in any case the twins survived.