ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (Reuters) — A child girl from the Ivory Coast born with four legs and two spines was reunited with her mom and father in Abidjan on Thursday (April 20) after profitable surgery within the United States to separate her from a parasitic twin.
Dominique underwent a six-hour process involving 5 surgeons on the Advocate Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, on March eight. Before the surgery, the underside half of her not-fully-developed twin’s physique protruded from her neck and again.
“I didn’t think I would get my daughter like this, today. It is really miraculous. Thanks too to the surgeons who did the work. Thanks to the American people who helped the child,” stated the infant’s mom, who didn’t need to give her title.
Dominique spent over two months within the United States with her host household, the Swabbs, from the Edgebrook neighborhood in Chicago. She has arrived home in time to have a good time her first birthday in May.