When Tatiana and Krista Hogan, now seven, were born, their parents were warned to expect the worst with the twins not expected to survive the day.
But the children, who live with their family in Vernon, British Columbia, have continued to defy expectations and now enjoy similar lives to their classmates.
According to their mother Felicia, the girls adore going to school, watching Power Rangers and eating cake.
What’s more, she says, they are always happy and bring her and their father, Brendan, such joy, along with their other children Rosa, 11, Christopher, nine, Shayleigh, five.
‘Seeing everything I have to go through with them would makeyour head spin,’ said Mrs Hogan. ‘It’s hard but I wouldn’t change it. In my next lifetime, if I could chose this life, I would choose it.’
Mr and Mrs Hogan were given the news that their babies were joined at the head and that their futures would be uncertain during Mrs Hogan’s pregnancy.