Lupita and Carmen are omphalopagus twins, which make up 10 percent of all conjoined twins.
It means each of the girls has a heart, a set of arms, a set of lungs and a stomach.
However,in the case of this Beauties, they share some ribs, a liver, their circulatory system, and their digestive and reproductive system.
They are joined from the chest down to the pelvis, have two pairs of hands, and a pair of legs, with Carmen controlling the right leg and Lupita, the left.
You would wonder how they live their lives. How they get by day to day, trying to live a “normal” life.
They weren’t expected to survive this long, especially into their teens, still attached to each other.
A majority of conjoined twins die a short while after delivery as a result of deformities and complications which are likely to arise, but Carmen and Lupita defied the doctors predictions and are now in their teens.
As they are getting older, medical complications have started surfacing.
Lupita and Carmen, love playing piano, doing handstands, and dressing up together, But doctors warn they cannot survive together much longer even though the twins have no desire to be separated.
Lupita is suffering from scoliosis and her lungs are functioning at 40 percent
Doctors are contemplating surgery to help Lupita breathe easier, but could also put the girls’ lives in danger.
When talks of surgery were brought up, , Lupita and Carmen asked their mother, ‘Why would you want to cut us in half?’
Despite the Fact that complications are arising in their health, they still stand steadfast on not separating.
This begs the question if there will be a happy ending to their story.