|The girls were born October 8th, 2003 at the Centrum Matki Polki Institute in Lodz, Poland.
Their bodies are connected for 15 cm, sharing a common spine, part of the large intestines and anus.
Both girls are of unique personalities; they sleep at different hours, play with deferent and even eat deferent meal. It even happens that as one of them decides to make fuss, the other enjoys a nap, sets quietly, or cries. Even so, as one of the girls has something in her hand, her sister automatically wants that too. In addition to this, it has become a frequent occurrence that they start fighting with each other, one sister hitting the other, usually over the head. Caution is of the at most importance, since “Daria” tends to grab her sister by hear. A side from the regular part of the growing up as siblings, both girls is developing wonderful with time, they got their first tooth, started fighting (as most children do), sitting and saying their first words. Olga tends to be the bigger of the two, but Daria appears to be the more curios type tying to sit more often and take her first steps. Unfortunately she is not very strong. In December, she had an inflammation of the lungs. In April, an inflammation of her airways where she experienced difficulty breathing and in August strip throat. With each passing day life becomes more challenging for them. Ogla has contortion of the legs and feet, crying often more from the pain. At night she wakes up to muscle spasms, where it is necessary to rub the pain away for at least a few minutes. And that wakes Dria up, who already has crooks from being joined to her sister. Ultimately, their conjoined bodies severely put pressure on their sensitive spine. It becomes harder to wash them, hold them, etc. there bed is already too small, their trolley too narrow. Their mother is barely able to keep knitting clothes for their changing bodies. All their clothes, especially pants, have to be ripped a part and sewed together to fit accordingly.
The only way to save their life is to carry out a complex procedure for separating them. One of the facilities offering this in Philadelphia is out of the question because of how expensive it would be (around$1.5 million dollar). Additionally, children's surgeon Lewis Spitz from The Institute of child Health in London also took an interest in helping the girls, but the likely hood of this operation being covered by the NFZ ( Polish health care system) is slim to none. Aside from the NFZ their mother and family are not able to financially support the procedure, which would come close to fifty thousand British Pound.
Our hope is that site will bring you closer to these little girls and will help bring in donations for giving them this life-saving operation.