The Dells, from Gay, Ga., were preparing to welcome their twin daughters in March at Northside Hospital. But the news they received around Thanksgiving was anything but what they had hoped for. Their daughters, Amelia and Elhora, were conjoined at the chest and abdomen, and doctors had stated that they could not be separated.
The couple was devastated by this news, but they found solace in their faith and chose to focus on the positive memories they would carry with them. They knew that their daughters had a complete fusion of the atrium and ventricles of their hearts, causing them to beat as one heart. Doctors had warned that this condition was unlikely to allow the twins to survive after delivery.
Despite this heart-wrenching news, the Dells remained determined to give their daughters the best possible care. They set up a GoFundMe campaign to help with medical costs and were grateful for the support of their family and friends. As March approached, they knew that Elhora was missing essential pulmonary arteries that carried blood back to the lungs, meaning she would not be able to breathe on her own after birth.
But despite these challenges, the Dells held onto hope and continued to pray for their daughters’ health and well-being. They knew that no matter what happened, they would always have each other’s backs and would face whatever came their way together as a family.