Formerly Conjoined Twins Celebrate First Birthday After Successful Surgery

These twins celebrated their first birthday on February 4th, just weeks after celebrating another milestone. Ballenie and Bellanie were born conjoined at the sacrum, a bone at the base of the spine. In January, they underwent a 21-hour marathon surgery. A team of 50 medical professionals worked tirelessly at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in New York to make sure everything went smoothly. They were happy to announce a successful surgery when the girls were well enough to be seen.