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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.

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