Andrew, Garrett Stancombe, conjoined twins: Mom has no plans to separate babies

INDIANA, PA - Conjoined twins born on April 10 in Indiana, Pa., are now home from the hospital.

Andrew and Garrett Stancombe are joined from the breastbone to their waist and they share a heart and a liver.

Their mother, Michelle Van Horne, said she’s just happy her boys are home and doing well.

"For me it's being able to hold them and hear them cry and know they're here with me," said Van Horne.

"Just seeing their eyes open and listening to them is just amazing to me."

The parents have decided not to separate the boys because of the risk that one or both could die.

Conjoined twins have an estimated survival rate of 5 percent to 25 percent, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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