and Tatiana Hogan
(born October 25, 2006) are craniopagus conjoined twins
. They are joined at the top,
backs, and sides of their heads. They were born in Vancouver, British
At birth, they were described as "wriggly, vigorous and very
with their mother, Felicia Simms, in Vernon, British
Columbia and travel to Vancouver for care at BC Children's
Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children.
Their father is Brendan Hogan.
Tests on the twin girls in April 2007 showed that Tatiana's heart
is working harder than her sister's and that she has high blood
pressure because of it. Tatiana is smaller and less robust than
Krista. A surgery is planned to give Krista's heart a "jump start"
so Tatiana's heart will not have to work so hard.
Their birth, potential separation, depth of community support and
their family's financial situation have been subject to significant
media coverage in Canada. The twins and their mother were also
guests on The Tyra Banks Show
On CTV News
on August 3, 2007, it was
declared the girls cannot be separated
However, their mother is determined to make the girls' lives happy
- The Twins, Article about the twins at
About.com, www.about.com, retrieved on January 27, 2008
- Statement from BC Women's regarding Felicia Simms
delivery, News release, BC Women's Hospital & Health
Centre, October 25, 2006