Two Sisters, One heart

Two Sisters, One heart

My dear friends Tor and Mandy Bailey have been faced with the most hear wrenching decision a parent could possibly make, to separate their conjoined twin girls who share the same heart and liver. They were told not to expect these precious little babies to live past one week old and now two years later the girls are still with us. There is limited time for the separation to even be possible and without it the girls will die.

The Bailey's live in Arizona and have 6 children all in. Tor started a mortgage company a few years ago and with the economic down turn is having a tough time making ends meet. Mandy is a stay at home mom caring for her children with ages ranging from 10 years to 6 months old. Emma and Taylor, the twin girls, require a lot of assistance and only a few months ago just took their first steps with the aid of a specialized walker. Everything about their care is very expensive. They require a lot of additional help from specialist. It’s very difficult because not many specialists have worked with conjoined twins but the girls are very willing and able to make great leaps of improvement. These girls are truly amazing.

To get the best medical help they can get, they fly to Children’s Regional Hospital in Seattle Washington for doctor visits. As of right now Emma is in critical need of a surgery that will prevent some of the damage that is currently being done to her side of their heart. If this surgery is not successful the separation will not even be possible. Without being separated Emma will die first a very slow death being suffocated by her own heart and then eventually Taylor will have the same fate. As a parent of twins myself; the possibility of something like this happening to my children is unimaginable. The anguish these parents go through on a daily basis is something no parent should ever go through. The Bailey’s are strong in faith and love for one another and keep an optimistic outlook.

This family has been featured on Discovery healthy, Two sisters, One heart and the Today show. I ask that you please help this family in any way possible. I personally know no one more deserving of an opportunity at survival and life as these sweet babies.
Please help this family.
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Mia says ... on Tuesday, Aug 10 at 11:52 PM

The twins did not survive their surgery. Sorry

Sandi says ... on Friday, Feb 27 at 7:54 PM

I saw the girls on Discovery Health. They are beautiful. I will pray that good does what is best for the entire family. They seem to be a very loving family and Mom is so full of energy. God bless you all.

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Feb 27 at 5:31 PM

I actually got to talk to mom today at our school, i am a mom of triplets and was able to share some things with her, the girls are adorable and would like to put my self out there if you need any help what so ever, if you need any relief time.

Missy says ... on Wednesday, Feb 25 at 8:47 PM

God bless your family! I fell in love with your family when i saw your story on Discovery. You are so blessed! Your babies are so beautiful!

bob says ... on Tuesday, Feb 17 at 2:31 PM

That is so sad I don't know what i would do if it happned to my kids.

Lori says ... on Wednesday, Jan 21 at 9:21 PM

You have the most beautiful family. I have seen you on discovery health as well as in person although you wouldn't know me. I think of your family often and will continue to keep you in my prayers.

jessica says ... on Tuesday, Nov 11 at 2:29 PM

I have a little girl also, it's a heartbreak to watch your kid in any medical problem. I will pray for you and your family. Let me know if I can help. My email is

Kari says ... on Sunday, Nov 9 at 12:02 PM

My thoughts are with the Bailey family. I went to school with Tor in Bothell all throughout our schooling years. He is a terrific guy and I am sure his wife and kids are just as wonderful.

Karen says ... on Friday, Nov 7 at 1:49 PM

This is really a sad, sad story. My prayers are with you. *just a footnote, the journalist who wrote this article really needs to review his spelling.

Dianne says ... on Friday, Nov 7 at 1:18 PM

Your situation is a very troubling one. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this ordeal. Stay strong for one another. God will get you through this.

Kim says ... on Friday, Nov 7 at 11:58 AM

My heart goes out to you and your family. I will pray for health and strength for your family.

Rebecca says ... on Friday, Nov 7 at 11:49 AM

I actually saw this story (show) on T.V. when the girls got their first carseat and started working with the aid on taking steps (walking). They are the sweetest girls. My prayers are with the family during this difficult decision.

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Nov 7 at 11:33 AM

That's such i sad decesin. i don't know what i would do in their place.

Marita Laurence says ... on Friday, Nov 7 at 10:40 AM

I would like to help, my email address is

Kathy S says ... on Thursday, Nov 6 at 6:49 PM

I cant imagine what your going thru. But I can understand the love. My thoughts & prayers are with your family and these two beautiful babies. I pray for peace for you & your family as you go thru this ordeal.

Lois says ... on Thursday, Nov 6 at 11:36 AM

God love you, you are so very brave and devoted. I will pray for you and your beautiful babies. I know you are in a very painful position. I have 8 children of my own and I don't know if I could handle this painful decision. Do keep praying.

Mesha says ... on Wednesday, Nov 5 at 6:24 PM

This is very sad and at the same time scary. I will keep your family in my prayers. Have trust in the Lord and leave it in his hands. Your babies are beautiful. I commend you for being strong. Keep praying he wont let you down.

ellie says ... on Tuesday, Nov 4 at 4:39 PM

this is so sad. my baby cousins are twins and i cant imagine this happening to them.

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