Previously Conjoined Twins Ready to Go Home

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Doctor say previously conjoined twin sisters from the Philippines have recovered from their surgery and are ready to go home.

Angelica and Angelina Sabuco were born connected at the chest and abdomen.

The two-year-old girls underwent a 10-hour operation at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., Nov. 1.

When they leave the hospital in the next few days, they will be sitting in separate car seats for the first time in their young lives.

The twins' mother, Ginady Sabuco, said she can't wait to see them playing and walking around on their own.

"So God has always, has a purpose, has a purpose for everything. And I thank God now, because they are now, my twins are separated now. And I thank God now, with the help of our medical team," she said.

Most conjoined twins never survive pregnancy, and of those who are born, only about 25 percent will live.

"They are recovering very, very well," lead surgeon Dr. Gary Hartman said. "Our goal is to return as many children as we can to happy, healthy lives."

A team of more than 40 doctors, nurses, and hospital staff took part in the case.

It was the children's hospital's second successful separation of conjoined twins.

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