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Viewers Praise Inspirational Conjoined Sisters On Channel 4's Two Sisters, One Body

Viewers Praise Inspirational Conjoined Sisters On Channel 4's Two Sisters, One Body

Lupita and Carmen have to deal with more than just their condition

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Viewers have been left amazed and inspired by the bravery and determination of a pair of conjoined twins featured on a new Channel 4 show called Two Sisters, One Body.

The show focuses on the lives of Carmen and Lupita, two 18-year-old sisters from Connecticut who are navigating their way through not only their rare condition, but also their lives as Mexican immigrants.

The pair, who are joined at the abdomen but refuse to be separated, are preparing to leave school and become adults in their own right.

That means attempting to achieve the same rites of passage as any other teenagers on the cusp of adulthood, such as learning to drive.

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However, that's not so simple when you share much of your body with another person.

The sisters, who weren't expected to live longer than three days after their birth, have been told that surgery to separate them could result in death or years of intensive care, and have therefore decided to remain together.

Their inspirational story has touched the hearts of many who've seen the show so far.

One amazed viewer said: "What an inspirational pair are Carmen and Lupita #twosistersonebody on @Channel4. Love them!"

Another added: "So‌ ‌inspirational,‌ ‌they‌ ‌don't‌ ‌see‌ ‌Impossible.‌ ‌They‌ ‌see‌ ‌I'm‌ ‌Possible‌ ‌or‌ ‌we‌ are‌ ‌Possible.‌ ‌#twosistersonebody."

Whilst they're learning to drive, they've got to deal with the fact that they are both in charge of different parts of their body.

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However, given their unique situation, that's a division of labour that they've just had to agree on.

Lupita said: "Carmen wants to get her license soon, so we can be more independent... I put the turn signals on and that's pretty much it."

Her sister added: "I have the right leg, I'm a little bit taller than her - not by much - we tried letting her drive, like hold the steering wheel once and it didn't really work.

"And my father wanted us to do my right arm and her right arm but that also didn't work so I just do it myself. It's been a lot of trial and error."

It's not just their condition that they have to contend with. Despite being resident in the USA since they were two years old, the pair shared their experience as Mexican immigrants, as well as their fears of being deported.

Channel 4

One viewer commented: "They‌ ‌literally‌ ‌just‌ ‌said‌ ‌it's‌ ‌worse‌ ‌being‌ ‌a‌ ‌Mexican‌ ‌immigrant‌ ‌in‌ ‌American‌ ‌than‌ ‌being‌ ‌conjoined‌ ‌and‌ ‌facing‌ ‌some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌‌ rarest‌ ‌medical‌ ‌complications‌ ‌and‌ ‌adversity‌ ‌known‌ ‌to‌ ‌man."

Another added: "This is absolutely breaking me," while another person wrote: "They are the most beautiful girls I've ever seen... when they get upset I'm in bits #TwoSistersOneBody."

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV and Film, US News, US Entertainment