Mother shares heartbreaking casket photo of conjoined twin babies who died at just a few days old
A set of conjoined twin sisters who shared a heart and liver have tragically died at just a few days old.
Lailani and Iyana Gaskins mother Fuschia Gaskin shared the heartbreaking news of their passing on their Facebook profile Saturday.
The post, accompanied by a photo of the girls in their tiny casket read: Good evening everyone I have a heavy heart tonight…
My baby girls Lailani and Iyana passed on the 3-16-18 and we had their services soon after.
We had many exciting moments as well as scary during this whole pregnancy but I am happy I had the time I did with them.
Tonight is the first time I have spoken of whats happened they gave a good fight for as long as they could.
I also have a happy heart because I know their with God and the short time they were here we were able to see their different personalities I thank you all for your support for me and my family and for following Lailani and Lailani & Iyanas Journey.
The girls were born at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia early March their parents Fuschia and Quincy Gaskin from Clemanton, NJ, sharing news of their arrival a few days later on the same page.
Doctors had told the couple before Fuschia gave birth that the organs the girls shared meant they could never be separated.
News of Fuschias one-in-200,000 pregnancy was first revealed by Metro US in February, with the expectant mother revealing that her girls had a misformed heart.
Fuschia, who also has a one year-old son called Quamari said at the time: The doctors are worried about their heart.
They have a heart condition whereas instead of a normal heart like most people have, with two upper chambers and two lower chambers, they have just one large upper chamber and three lower chambers.
(The doctors) are worried about hows thats going to function after.
It could potentially cause health issues if their hearts are overworked.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Gaskin family. To donate click here.