Tres Johnson After his birth in Missouri, USA, in 2004, doctors warned his parents to prepare for the worst. “They planned to let Tres pass away,” said his mom, Brandy. “But we fought for him. He was alive – that was all that mattered.”
Tres has a mild form of diprosopus, is cognitively delayed and suffers seizures but has continued to defy the odds and in June celebrated his 14th birthday.
He’s undergone multiple operations to reshape his skull and close his cleft palate. And his seizures have dramatically decreased from 400 to 40 a day.
Hope and Faith Howie Nineteen weeks into her pregnancy, Renee Young of Australia discovered her girls would be born with diprosopus and was given the option to terminate the pregnancy.
But she and partner Simon Howie pushed through and at 32 weeks she gave birth to Hope and Faith. The girls lived for just 19 days and shared a skull, but each had her own brain and face.
Lali Singh Born in 2008 to farm workers in a village near New Delhi, India, Lali was considered by many to be the incarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga.
She could eat with both mouths and blink all four eyes. Lali lived for two months and was buried in her village. A temple was later built in her memory.