Rare conjoined twins sharing arms, legs, torso and heart born in Atlanta

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Rare conjoined twins sharing arms, legs, torso and heart born in Atlanta
An ultrasound of the conjoined twins just weeks before birth. (Facebook)
Robin and Michael Hamby (Facebook)
Another ultrasound from earlier in the presidency. (Facebook)
Michael Hamby holds up a "two souls sharing one heart shirt." (Facebook)
Another ultrasound. (Facebook)
Robin Hamby during a doctor's visit. (Facebook)


Conjoined twins were born Thursday at an Atlanta hospital.

Asa and Eli Hamby were born via C-section to parents Robin and Michael Hamby at the city's Northside Hospital, according to local station WSB. They share a torso, arms and legs.

"Babies are out and so far they are doing AMAZING," an 8 a.m. post said on the Hamby Twins Facebook page. "Both babies crying their little eyes out!!!"

The twin boys were delivered at 37 weeks, their parents said. They also share a heart and circulatory system, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Conjoined twins often do not survive birth, or many last days following birth. But the family has told both WBS and AJC that they relied on their faith throughout the pregnancy and hope the twins can survive to live a full life.

One out of every 200,000 live births is of conjoined twins, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Nearly 60 percent are stillborn.

The Hambys also have a 22-month-old daughter, Selah. She is in great health.

Those wishing to donate to help fund the conjoined twins' healthcare can donate at any Wells Fargo branch in the country or through a YouCaring page setup by the family.

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