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Hope and Faith Cox


Updated September 01, 2011

Twins Names:

Hope and Faith Cox


December 23, 1986


Guthrie, Oklahoma

Type of Conjoined Twins:

Omphalopagus The girls were attached from sternum down to the umbilicus.

Separation Date:

December 24, 1986 (one day after they were born)

Separation Location:

Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Separation Team:

Led by Dr. William Tunell and Dr. David Tuggle. (Dr. Tuggle was also involved in the separation of the Wells twins.)


A routine ultrasound when the mother was in her 14th week of pregnancy showed the babies were conjoined. Doctors started preparing what they would do and also planned to allow time right after birth to see if there were any surprises before separating them. At birth, the girls weighed a combined 12 pounds, 8 ounces, and had a fused liver and a common gall bladder. But each had a heart. After surgery, the girls spent thirty days in the hospital before coming home. They had several additional surgeries and today live full lives. Both girls played sports in high school and continue to be avid outdoors-women today.

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