TWO Sisters, One Body viewers were left crying their eyes out by the story of conjoined twins ‘given three days to live’.
The Channel 4 documentary followed the story of Carmen and Lupita Andrade, who were born conjoined from the chest to the pelvis in Mexico in 2002.
The girls were given just three days to live by doctors at the time, but now 18 years later, they are alive and well.
The documentary – which originally aired last year but was repeated on Channel 4 last night – saw the girls discuss their life sharing a body, as well as school and their future ambitions.
They also discussed the challenges they faced as immigrants during Donald Trump’s presidency in America.
Viewers were moved to tears by the girls’ courage and strength, with one writing on Twitter: “This is such a heart rending but uplifting watch. *not crying*#twosistersonebody.”
The girls are conjoined from the chest to the pelvis
Another added: “I’m not crying your crying @Channel4 #twosistersonebody great TV #inspired.”
A third tweeted: “Wow, two inspirational young woman. Certainly teach most of us a thing or two about attitude and strength #twosistersonebody.”
A fellow viewer shared: “What a great doco #TwoSistersOneBody Carmen & Lupita are so funny, intelligent, philosophical & resilient.
“I’m sure they’ll go far. It must be annoying that they can’t get away from each other though, especially when they’re angry! #conjoinedtwins.”
The twins left their native Mexico for Connecticut in the US when they were two-years-old for medical reasons.
They each have two arms, but only one leg, with Carmen controlling the right and Lupita controlling the left.
The girls have their own hearts, lungs and stomachs, but share a liver, circulatory, reproductive and digestive system.