According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, one in every 200,000 live twin births worldwide are conjoined, though 40 to 60 percent are stillborn and 35 percent of those who survive only live for a day,” the Phoenix New Times reported. Ronnie and Donnie Galyon defied all of the statistics. Ronnie and Donnie were born in Dayton, Ohio on October 28, 1951, joined from the sternum to the groin. They progressed through their lives in what can be deemed a scientific anomaly. Take the time and learn more about their unconventional lives.
The Start Of History
Joined from the sternum to the groin, Ronnie and Donnie Galyon didn’t require a C-section for their birth. After their birth in 1951, according to the ward, the mother didn’t want them. She left the twins to be raised by their father Wesley and later on by their stepmother Mary.
The first two years of their lives were spent in and out of hospitals. Doctors were trying to determine if there was a way to separate the twins. Due to Ronnie and Donnie sharing one set of male organs, doctors concluded it would be best to leave them as they are.