Philadelphia, PA (WCNC) - Two formerly conjoined twin girls are finally heading home to Mooresville, North Carolina just in time for Thanksgiving.
Abby and Erin Delaney have been at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for 485 days. The twins were born 10 weeks premature and joined at the top of their heads.
In June, a team of around 30 doctors and nurses successfully completed a successful 11-hour separation of the then 10-month old twins. The hospital sent out an update in October saying the twins were "thriving" post surgery.
On Monday, CHOP announced that Erin and Abby are headed home with their parents to the Tar Heel state.
"The girls are inspiring," said Heather Delaney, mother to Erin and Abby. "Riley and I are so grateful for the care our girls have received here and so excited to take them home -- just in time for the holidays."