Father of conjoined twins on being constantly hounded by people to put his kids on display

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Conjoined twins Ronnie and Donnie Galyon spent the first two years of their lives in hospital. (PHOTO; AP)
Conjoined twins Ronnie and Donnie Galyon spent the first two years of their lives in hospital. (PHOTO; AP)

You do what you’ve got to do.

This was how Ronnie and Donnie Galyon described the years they spent in a travelling circus, being gawked at by strangers as they lounged in their caravan, watching TV, eating, reading or squabbling.

Exploiting people for their differences might sound like an abomination in today’s far more sensitive, politically correct world but when the twins were kids it was all they knew. And they didn’t mind it.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in