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Conjoined Twins: I tink say I comit abomination to born conjoin twins

Maria Martins bin dey joyful as she prepare to welcome her little angels - Goodness and Mercy to di world.

 

 

But her happiness turn to sorrow wen on di 13th of August, 2018 doctors for Federal Medical Centre for Keffi Nasarawa state, North Central Nigeria announce give her say her pikin join-join for bele (wetin doctors di call conjoined twins).

 

"As dem tell me, e be like say my whole world end, I feel veri terrible and bad and even ashamed sake of dia condition."

 

 

Some of my neigbours dey even yab me I come tink say may be i commit one abomination to make me born dis kind pikin dem, Martins explain

 

Although dem dey emotionally traumatised, Maria and im husband Michael Martins name dia pikin Goodness and Mercy.

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Di following day, on 14 August, 2018 doctors refer dem to di National Hospital, Abuja.

 

 

Madam Maria and im husband bring di pikin dem but no get moni to pay di hospital bill.

 

 

Di husband na painter and she drop out of school and no get university education but afta di hospital see dia condition dem decide to epp.

 

Human sympathy move us to operate
Wen di pikins dem reach di hospital, part of dia intestine bin dey out. Dem bin join for bele, liver, heart covering and diaphram.

 

Becos di operation go dey complicated, dem gada team of pediatric surgeons, Cardiac surgeons, plastic surgeons, nurses, imaging experts, dermatologists oda medical staff and supports staff.

 

All in all dem pass 70 pipo.

 

 

Di team lead by Prof. Emmanuel Ameh watch di pikin dem for 15 months to grow before dem operate on dem on the 14th of November, 2019 and di operation last for more than 12 hours.

 

 

National hospital don see eleven conjoin twin case since 20 years wey dem di exist but dis na di first surgical and complex operation wey dem don do wey dey successful.

 

 

Di Medical Director say if say mrs Martin go abroad to do di operation, e go cost dem notin less dan 20 million naira but dem do am for dem free as part of di social responsibility of di hospital.

 

 

Even if dem sell my entire family, we no fit pay di Doctors
Before di team of doctors do di operation, Madam Mary don do plenti night Vigil to pray to God.

 

 

On di day of di operation, na so she dey watch di CCTV, at 10 pm wen baby Goodness first comot,

 

She happy say her God don hear her prayers, den for almost one hour, baby Mercy neva comot.

 

 

"My heart break into two and as di doctors begin to comot for di theatre, my eye come red as I neva see my second pikin. But las las dem come push am comot na so ' I jump begin shout for joy, i hug my husband and all di nurses wey dey around."

 

 

'I no fit sleep as I waka upandan for di intensive care unit till morning dey watch how two of dem di look for each oda, Me and my entire family dey thank di doctors even if dem sell us one afta di oda, we no reach to pay for dia hospital bill."

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