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When Clarence and Carl Aguirre were born conjoined at the head, physicians in their native Philippines told their mother, Arlene Aguirre, that only one child could survive.
“The doctors at home told me, ‘You have to choose which one is to live,’” Aguirre told CBS News in 2014. “I said, ‘I cannot choose that.’”