Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

The world is intrigued by the conjoined twins that sometimes make themselves seem. Lori and George Chapelle were the oldest co-joined twins at the age of 62, but unfortunately, they have passed away.

Though siblings held a bond that is not experienced by many people. Because of the medical condition associated with their circumstances, they died in a hospital in Pennsylvania recently. There are not any specifics that have been given on the cause of death.

When Lori and George were born, they had partially fuse skulls and 30% of the brain was shared. The doctors felt that they would live past the age of 30 but they doubled that age and then some.

The twins were born on September 18, 1961. Lori at one time said that when they were born, the doctors didn’t think that they would live to be 30 but they proved them wrong. Despite the fact that they were connected for all of those years, they still developed their own interests and personalities.

Lori did well as a 10-pin bowler and George was a country and western singer. George also came out with an identity change several years ago and was a transgender.

When he was born, he was assigned being female but he has known all of these years that he was a male. He said “I have known from a very young age that I should have been a boy. I loved playing with trains and hated girly outfits. I kept my desire to change sex hidden – even from Lori – for many years.”

One of the problems George had was revealing this to his sister. He said that he didn’t want to live a lie and he was getting older. She responded to what her brother said with a lot of support. She said:

“Obviously it was a shock when Dori changed to George, but I am so proud of him. It was a huge decision but we have overcome so much in our lives and together we are such a strong team. Nothing can break that.”

They also try to give each other as much privacy as possible when they were dating. George would bring books to read and since they don’t face each other, they would ignore any kissing that took place.

George struggled with spina bifida but Lori was able-bodied, which also made it difficult for them to be together.

This must be a very difficult time for the family and friends of those twins. We wish them all the best.