A Jacksonville, Florida, couple were advised to terminate their pregnancy in 2014 after doctors found that their twin boys were conjoined at the sternum. But the couple defied doctors’ warnings and chose life for their sons.
Michelle Brantley and Bryan Mirabal were told that their boys would not make it to 32 weeks and had a mere 25 percent chance of survival. Her pregnancy continued without any major issues, and soon Carter and Conner Mirabal were born on Dec. 12, 2014.They were sharing a liver, intestinal tract and their abdominal wall was not completely closed. They had their first surgery to repair organ damage and survived, but they still needed strength to undergo their separation surgery. So, they spent 5 months in the NICU before the surgery was scheduled.successfully separated the twins. On Friday, May 6, 2016, one day short of the anniversary of their separation surgery, Carter went home in good condition and joined his twin brother Conner and the rest of his family.