A couple from Atlanta received a rare gift early Thursday morning, as Robin Hamby gave birth to a set of very special twins.
The children delivered were conjoined, but in a rare way that only happens literally once in a million births. You have to see this to believe it.
From Opposing Views:
Asa and Eli Hamby — who share a torso, arms and legs — were born at 7:32 a.m. by Cesarean section to mom Robin and dad Michael Hamby, weighing 9 pounds, 10 ounces, the Daily Mail reports.
“Babies are out and so far they are doing AMAZING,” an 8 a.m. post read on the Hamby Twins Facebook page. “Both babies crying their little eyes out!!!”
The twin boys were delivered at 37 weeks, according to their parents. They also share a heart and circulatory system, so the boys can never be separated, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Shortly after giving birth, Robin was told there was an issue with her son’s heart, but that they are doing well.
Conjoined twins occur once every 200,000 live births, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Between 40 and 60 percent are stillborn, and nearly 70 percent of conjoined twins are female.
Now this is going to be a story that’s hard to top the next time these folks have a family reunion!
Hopefully, this little miracle will continue to grow healthy and strong, despite all of the physical and mental challenges that await him in the future.
All life, even if it’s not perfect, is precious. This is a point this family seems to grasp fairly well. It’s unfortunate that so many liberals out in the world would probably call it “cruel” to not have aborted this child–if they knew during the pregnancy–knowing his life would be more “difficult.”
What those folks don’t seem to understand is it’s wrong to deny someone their right to life, especially when they’re incapable of making that choice themselves. It’s impossible to know what kind of decision this little guy would make, so it’s only fair to let him live.
Anyone who wants to help out the Hamby family can do so by donating to their online fundraising page, which you can find here.