In 2001 Lexi and Sydney Stark were born conjoined – yet no one could tell at the time if they would survive. In fact, the numbers suggested that one or both of them would be lucky to live lives free of complications. But now, 16 years on, the pair have defied all those odds. And the teenagers have also opened up about their unique connection.
In November 2000 Emily and James Stark were no doubt delighted to discover that they were expecting a baby. Yet Emily had a strange feeling about her pregnancy. In fact, she says, she had a premonition that she was expecting twins. And an ultrasound soon confirmed that she was right.
But the expectant mom apparently had another hunch: she thought her two babies were conjoined. She hoped, however, that this particular prediction would never come true. So, at her next scan, she probably wished that her motherly instincts were off on this occasion.