World's oldest-living conjoined twins turn 50
How much discomfort Lori and George is facing in everyday
life will only be fathomable of and only if we experience the same situation. The
problem of conjoining body organs is not always rectifiable, which is more
pronounced in the case of George and Lori Schappell. Doctors could not take the high risk, rather a
possible task; hence George and Lori had to accept their fate as it is. They proved
the presumptions of the medical science by living 50 years and continuing,
which would not have been more than 30 years, according to the Daily Mail. Not
only are they living for the last fifty years with 30% frontal lobe sharing of
the brain; they are living happily with their choice of activities. The twins
are considered as the world’s oldest living conjoined twins today.
On last Sunday they made a trip to London to celebrate their
50th birthday, which shows how happily the twins look forward to the
life. In spite of their physical disability, they pursued their thoughts
successfully as any other normal person on this planet. Lori believed in
relationship and followed the same; whereas George preferred to live as a man,
which prompted him to change his name from Dori to George in later stage. Professionally,
Lori has achieved the acclaim of being a champion ten-pin bowler and George got
the satisfaction in performing as a country and western singer. Physically 5
feet 1 inch Lori does not have real problem; but 4 feet 4 inches George is
suffering from spina-bifida that causes intense mobility problem.
Normal people should learn from George and Lori that nothing
is a problem as far as life is concerned.