Transcript for Conjoined Twins Survive a Successful Surgery Separating Them
??? Finally tonight here, our persons of the week. The miracle moment in California. Conjoined twins, just 2 years old, facing surgery to separate them. 17 hours later, the team of 50 doctors and nurses working. Our persons of the week. Eva and Erika Sandoval, just 2 years old. Conjoined twins, born that way from the chest down. The team at Stanford's Lucile Packard children's hospital with the sandovals every step of the way. Celebrating each milestone. The twins here, just 3 months old here. Their tiny socks. For years, meticulously planning the surgery to separate them. And this week, they were ready. It has been a long journey to get here. It's really been a dream come true. Reporter: First, a prayer in the O.R. Then, a grueling, marathon operation. 3D models used to help guide them. 17 hours later, success. Watch as the sisters wheeled out, one by one. They have a strong, loving family, and they'll have the Independence that they've been looking for. I wanted each girl to have half of the belly button, so for the rest of their life, they can look at that half a belly button and think, that's where I was connected to my sister. Reporter: Eva and Erika's parents overcome. Grateful to the team they call family. Thank you to all the doctors and the department for believing. Reporter: The first 72 hours after, the most harrowing. Tonight, they've marked another milestone. Eva and Erika are recovering in stable condition in the icu. Mom, dad, and that team of 50 doctors, nurses, specialists, right there, too. We're pulling for them every step of the way. I'll see you Monday.
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