Shellie Tucker was overjoyed to find she was pregnant and elated to discover she would have twins, but doctors noticed a problem at 20 weeks that had them extremely concerned.
Shellie’s unborn daughters were conjoined at the chest wall, diaphragm, liver and the membrane around the heart. Doctors were concerned that Shellie and her children wouldn’t survive the pregnancy and advised her to terminate, but Shellie decided to let whatever was in store for their little family run its course.
The odds weren’t good. The overall survival rate of conjoined twins is between 5% and 25% with 75% of separations resulting in only one twin surviving.
“We both agreed it wouldn’t be fair to not give them a chance,” Greg Tucker said
Despite the doctor’s warning and her fears, Shellie gave birth to Amelia and Alison Tucker via cesarian section.The healthy baby girls traveled a difficult road, but both have survived and continue to bring joy and light to the Tucker family.
Check out their amazing story of hope below!
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