In the United States died the oldest conjoined twins Ronnie and Donnie Gelion

Ronnie and Donnie Gelion — famous Siamese twins from the US, who since childhood has performed at fairs, in circuses and variety shows. They were the stars of his time. 4 Jul brothers died in his home in Ohio — it holds the record for life expectancy of Siamese twins.

In the United States died the oldest conjoined twins Ronnie and Donnie GelionUnusual twins Ronnie and Donnie Gelion was born on 28 Oct 1951 in Ohio. The brothers were born conjoined at the abdomen. They had one to two bowel and sexual organ, which was controlled by Donny. Each of them had its own heart, a stomach, a pair of arms and legs.

In the United States died the oldest conjoined twins Ronnie and Donnie Gelion

Despite the fact that healthy kids take home for a few days, Ronnie and Donnie was in the hospital for two years as doctors tried to find a way to separate them. When the doctors said there is no guarantee that both children will survive the operation, the parents of the twins refused surgical intervention.

In the United States died the oldest conjoined twins Ronnie and Donnie Gelion

From the age of three, Ronnie and Donnie performed at fairs, in circuses and variety shows. Mother of Ronnie and Donnie had abandoned them, they were raised by their father and stepmother. Siamese twins support the family (they had seven brothers and sisters), and to pay their medical bills.

In the United States died the oldest conjoined twins Ronnie and Donnie Gelion

Ronnie and Donnie never went to school, as the management believed that they will distract other students. Although with age, they came to the warm relations, it was not always children, they often quarreled so much that came to fights. The altercation ended when the brothers began to take blood thinners and realized that a fight can turn fatal.

Despite the misunderstanding, the brothers have always been best friends. They both shared a love for fishing, camping, collecting baseball cards, team Dallas cowboys and baseball.

In the United States died the oldest conjoined twins Ronnie and Donnie Gelion

Since the 1970s the US banned "circus freaks" and fair representation, "sensational" Siamese twins postponed their performances in Central and South America, where they continued their activities, entertaining people up to 39 years. In the end, the brothers have accumulated into a small house in Dayton, Ohio, where he lived for the rest of your life.

In the United States died the oldest conjoined twins Ronnie and Donnie Gelion

Ronnie and Donnie, who never married, shared the household work. Brothers had the right to vote separately, but traveled on one passport.

In the United States died the oldest conjoined twins Ronnie and Donnie Gelion

In 2014, Donnie and Ronnie were recognized as the most elderly Siamese twins by the Guinness Book of records. The previous record was Chang and eng bunker, Chinese brothers born in Thailand in 1811 and lived to 62 years.

Speaking about his record in 2014, the twins said:

Keywords: Brothers | Siamese twins | Death | USA

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