Airing Wednesday, February 8 at 8:oo p.m. on WTVP-HD.
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Witness the extraordinary surgery that will allow twin
girls, born joined at the head, to live separate lives.
NOVA “Separating Twins,”
airing Wednesday, February 8 at 8:oo p.m. on WTVP-HD, is the incredible story of Trishna and Krishna, twin
girls born joined at the head. Abandoned shortly after birth at an orphanage in Bangladesh, they had little chance
of survival, until they were saved and taken to Australia by an aid worker. After two years battling for life, the
twins are ready for a series of delicate operations, which will prepare them for the ultimate challenge: a marathon
separation surgery that will allow them to live truly separate lives. Since the beginning, surgeons knew there was
no guarantee of survival for either of the girls — but without surgery there was no hope at all. With exclusive
access to this extraordinary human and medical drama,
NOVA’s cameras have been
with Trishna and Krishna and their caregivers at each moment of their journey.
For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of
at (309) 495-0591 or firstname.lastname@example.org