Conjoined twins Eva and Erika have beaten the odds before. They will survive separation, mom says.
Many waited and watched for updates, and were relieved to hear the risky and intricate separation surgery proclaimed a success. The following day, news that the twins continued to do well brought another round of support from readers.
The Sandoval family allowed The Sacramento Bee exclusive access to chronicle their story. The team: reporters Sammy Caiola and Claudia Buck; videographer Manny Crisostomo; and Lezlie Sterling, still photographs.
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Desa Warner: I am so happy for this family. I teared up while reading the article about them prepping for the surgery. What a scary decision to make. My heart soars for them.
Nancy Sherer-Testa: I am so happy and relieved to hear the surgery went well. God pour his blessings on this family <3.
Lauren Lynch: Thank you, God. I am crying. Great job to the surgeons and momma and papa!!!
Karen Cornett: We need this wonderful news at this time. Bless the many many doctors and nurses looking out for these two very special girls.
Linda Tabor: I am so happy for Erika and Eva! the thing that impressed me most about this story is the huge support from loving family and friends. These little girls are truly BLESSED!!!
In addition, Arturo’s Angels: Born as One Soon to Be Two, a Facebook page by father Arturo Sandoval, hasn’t been officially updated with news of the surgery, but there are many well wishes and prayers in the “Visitor Posts” section.
A YouCaring fundraising page for donations to cover medical expenses also has many messages of support.