for Life: Abby and Brittany Turn 16
Airing: December 17, 2006
Total Running Time: 50 minutes
Conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel are about
to turn 16- that means they’re very busy with
schoolwork, sports, social activities and, yes,
testing for their driver’s license. To most,
this may seem extraordinary, but Abby and Brittany
have been doing extraordinary things all their lives.
They ride bikes and motorcycles. They play the
piano, volleyball, basketball, softball and swim
- basically, anything many other people their age
do. They are attractive, smart, funny, outgoing
and have been blessed to live in a wonderful family
and small, rural community treats them like anyone
else. As a result they are the most "normal"
and possibly most talented conjoined twins ever.
They typically resist all media and press - it's
one of the reasons they live such a normal life.
But they have agreed (for the third time) to allow
us to help them tell their story. Our story about
Abby and Brittany will tell their back story and
recap many of the amazing things they have done
as children and look at their current life as ambitious
and adventuresome teenagers.
Their story will amaze, inspire and give new meaning
to what viewers think is possible for conjoined
twins who are never separated. Join us for this
honest and telling look at these two incredible
young women in their second hour special documentary,
Joined for Life: Abby and Brittany Turn 16.
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