These conjoined sisters were given days to live – now they’ve started crèche against all odds

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Conjoined twins Ndeye and Marieme Ndiaye are thriving after their father, Ibrahima, moved heaven and earth to get them specialised medical treatment. (PHOTO: JUSTGIVING)
Conjoined twins Ndeye and Marieme Ndiaye are thriving after their father, Ibrahima, moved heaven and earth to get them specialised medical treatment. (PHOTO: JUSTGIVING)

The twins have had a full day at nursery school, making clay animals using cookie cutters and playing with their friends, when their dad arrives to fetch them, pushing a double stroller for the walk home. “I don’t want to go home,” Ndeye Ndiaye announces.

Ndeye and her twin sister, Marieme, are clearly having a blast. Teachers at their crèche in Cardiff, Wales, say the four-year-olds are fast making friends, learning and laughing a lot.

The story of the sisters, who’ve now started school, is a powerful testament to their father’s love. When Ndeye and Marieme were born, doctors said they only had days to live. But their dad, Ibrahima, was determined to do everything in his power to give them a shot at survival.

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