Kendra and Maliyah Herrin are twin sisters who were born on February 26, 2002 sharing a large intestine, bladder, liver, and single kidney. When Erin was pregnant with them, one doctor encouraged her to get an abortion because he did not think the twins had organs that would enable them to survive outside the womb, but she continued with her pregnancy anyway.
After Kendra and Maliyah were born, doctors told their parents Erin and Jake that separating the two would be risky, but the parents knew that this operation was the only chance of giving them a normal life.
In 2006, when the twins were four years-old, they made headlines around the world when they became the first set of conjoined twins sharing a kidney to be successfully separated. The surgery took a whopping 26 hours, but it could not have gone any better!