Lori and George Schapell live full, happy lives. George, who used to be Reba Schapell, continues to shine as a top country singer, performed in Germany, Japan and other countries all over the world, and has garnered a place in country music’s Hall of Fame. His sister, Lori, helps him out in everyday chores, such as laundry, shopping, and acting as George’s manager. Lori has always supported her brother’s decisions and cheered him on with his goals, attending every concert, and making herself “quiet and invisible”, as she says. They have guested at many talk shows and even starred in an episode of the medical drama Nip/Tuck.
Lori and George Schapell are also a pair of conjoined twins, joined at the head, and joined for life.
Cases like theirs have long been a source of discussion among medical law experts, and it continues to surprise them that, like George and Lori, there are many conjoined twins out there that continue to live full, happy lives as adults.
In other conjoined twin cases, however, the discussion is much heated. There are cases where if the twins are allowed to continue to grow conjoined, there is a very high chance that they may die. Risky operations present slim chances for survival, but decisions like these cannot be taken lightly.
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