Tucker twins are now walking after separation surgery
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:41:20 GMT — More than 10 months after they underwent separation surgery in Philadelphia, Allison and Amelia Tucker, conjoined twins from Jefferson County, are walking on their own."They are crazy, walking climbing toddlers," their mother, Shellie Tucker wrote in an online post two weeks ago. Shellie says the girls are also now eating without the help of feeding tubes. Allison is partial to chocolate, while Amelia likes her veggie straws. In July we learned Allison is the tom-boy of the two, while Amelia is known as the sweet, goofy one. The twins were born attached at the abdomen and lower chest at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. They spent their first seven weeks in an infant intensive care unit before they were moved to a surgical step-down unit. Last November, a team of 40 doctors carefully separated the conjoined twins, who shared a chest wall, diaphragm, pericardium, and liver In December, their parents, Greg and Shellie publicly introduced their daughters to the world.