Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ronnie & Donnie, conjoined twins

The Sun is there. We’ve all heard of them. We don’t always know their names, but if you’ve never seen video or pictures of Ronnie and Donnie, the oldest living conjoined twins, you must live under a rock. You can see pictures along with the Sun’s article here. I don’t think their image should be associated with “bogey news” or “freakiness.” But, what could they do to make money if not cater to the curiosities of others. Even their own mother couldn’t handle the idea of raising conjoined twins. They should be an inspiration to anyone who thinks they are behind the eight ball in life. Ronnie and Donnie share reproductive and digestive parts, but each have their own set of arms and legs.
They’ve recently come to poor health, and expect their lives may end soon. It seems like a scary thing to face. Your conjoined twin brother dies, and you’re still alive. Then all you can do is wait. I don’t envy their position, but I envy their close relationship. Though they actually settle their differences with physical fights sometimes, they have a bond that is so rare, only they can tell their story. That is why they are being filmed for a documentary.
I hope they continue to live happily with each other. Stay cool, Ronnie and Donnie.

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