Conjoined twins are very rare and a lot of them are given birth to as stillborn while living conjoined twins are more likely to be female than male.
Ronnie and Donnie Galyon are the world’s’ oldest living conjoined twins in history and was born in the year 1951.
The conjoined twins were born to couple Wesley and Eileen Galyon in Ohio, the United States of America, both boys were joined from the sternum to the groin, having four legs but sharing a single navel, bladder, and male genital.
When Ronnie and Donnie were born, the doctors had them admitted to the hospital for 2 years while searching for a way to separate the conjoined twins, but they were sent home with their parents when it was finally determined that separation would be impossible.
When trying to give them a normal life independent of their conjoined body, their parents sent them to a school to be taught, but they were forbidden to attend classes and sent back by the teacher who said they were too busy. That led them to be analphabetes.
When they were only four years old, their father took them out onto the street to make money out of them as a’ sideshow attraction’ to sustain their already big nine family. That’s how they started their journey into the entertainment industry and they said they “had a nice life.”Their career in the entertainment industry gave them the chance to meet many celebrities, including those with exceptional conditions. They toured the entire U.S. and organized tours in Latin America as well.
After about 30 years of living off the entertainment industry, the couple bought their independent home in Ohio with money received from their sideshow company and then decided to retire in 1991. We never refused an opportunity to appear on TV shows and movies, even though they were retired.
In 2009, Ronnie had a lung infection that threatened both twins ‘ lives, so they were harbored by their younger brother Jim who seems able to help them out… Jim was quoted as saying;’ That’s just giving it back. Because of that, I don’t do it, but I feel like that,’ They paid for growing up for all of us.’
They were informed by doctors when they were born that their separation was impossible, but some doctors have made them aware today that they could be separated, but they rejected the idea that they now prefer to separate their conjoint-state.
Ronnie was quoted as saying; “The good Lord made us. Let our savior do it,”, and Donnie affirmed with the following statement; ‘No surgeon’s knives,’