Lying face to face, with one arm draped around the other, Kaydon and Kameron appear to be locked in a loving embrace.The family has been unable to find a hospital willing to attempt to separate the twins.
But the boys, not yet 3 months old, have no choice but to hug each other every minute of every day. They are conjoined twins who share a liver and a single malformed heart.
Doctors discussed terminating the pregnancy with the mother, Brianna Manns, 21, after they determined the twins were not likely to survive. But Manns said abortion was never an option.
"I am a strong believer in not having abortions -- very, very strong," said Manns, taking a break from the neonatal intensive care unit at University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, where her sons are hospitalized. "And they are my babies."
(Photo via Chicago Tribune / E. Jason Wambsgans)