November 28, 2008
Pioneer surgery saves British twins
British twins Samantha and Jennifer Bennett are flashing chubby-cheek smiles, acting like happy babies these days after pioneering surgery, their parents say.
The sisters spent the first six months of their lives in a London hospital after being born with a rare windpipe condition that blocked their breathing, The Mirror reported.
Doctors told the parents Alan and Mandy Bennett the condition was life-threatening and the girls had to be rushed to Great Ormond Street Hospital, the only one in Britain where treatment was available.
The operation was a success and the twins are breathing normally and home at last.
We can't believe how fantastically well they're doing, their greatly relieved mother says.