Josie Alvarez with a Mattel Children's Hospital patient. Her twin sister, Teresita, in a wheelchair, looks on.
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Josie Alvarez with a Mattel Children's Hospital patient. Her twin sister, Teresita, in a wheelchair, looks on.

Born joined at their heads in Guatemala, Josie and Teresita Alvarez had a landmark, 23-hour surgery at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA in 2002 that allowed them to live separate lives.


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