Surgeons reveal secrets of twins who defied the odds
David Dunaway's voice briefly shook with emotion yesterday as he explained how it was his team's hope that Rital and Ritag Gaboura would go on to lead normal lives.
"I can't say what a joy it has been. It is hard to say what it feels like to have been involved in the team that managed to do this. It has been a wonderful experience. A few weeks later and they are smiling and developing properly. It has been wonderful for us," said the cranio-facial surgeon.
It is a fleeting indication that, far from being a miracle, the separation of the conjoined twins was the culmination of months of work by a team of two dozen experts who pushed themselves to their limits.