Kendra Deene Herrin and Maliyah Mae Herrin are former conjoined twins. They were separated in August 2006. They were the first set of conjoined twins to be separated to share a kidney. Kendra retained their shared kidney following the separation surgery, while Maliyah Herrin underwent dialysis until she was transplanted with a kidney donated by her mother in April 2007. Prior to the separation surgery, medical ethicists in the United States and in Europe discussed whether it was ethical to separate the twins because of the additional risk to Maliyah. Their family and doctors believed separation surgery would give both girls their best chance to live a normal life.
|Born:||February 26, 2002, Salt Lake City, Utah, US|
|Parent(s):||Jake and Erin Herrin|
|Relatives:||Courtney Reiley Herrin (Sister), Justin Erron Jeffrey Herrin (brother), Austin Jacob Lamar Herrin (brother)|
About Kendra Herrin
In August 2006, she and her sister
Kendra Herrin Before Fame
She and Maliyah were born at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
Achievement of Kendra Herrin
A book about their story titled When Hearts Conjoin was written by their mother and published in 2009.
Kendra Herrin Family Life
Apart from Maliyah, she has four other siblings named Courtney, Justin, Jeffrey and Austin.
Associations of Kendra Herrin
She and Maliyah have made media appearances on a number of programs such as The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Information related to Kendra and Maliyah Herrin
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