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Minn. Mother Of Surviving Separated Twin Posts Update, Picture

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) -- A Minnesota mother who gave birth in late August to conjoined twins– one of which passed away – has released an emotional and uplifting update on the health of the surviving twins.

Amber McCullough delivered the twin girls, Hannah and Olivia, by cesarean section on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Doctors had to immediately separate them due to the severity of their heart condition, Children's Hospital Colorado spokeswoman Elizabeth Whitehead said.

Olivia, who was not expected to survive because of problems with her heart, died. Hannah is in critical, but stable condition, Whitehead said. McCullough, a Hastings, Minnesota, native, is recovering.

On Sunday, McCullough posted an update and picture of Hannah on Facebook, saying "We are having an uneventful day which is a good day."

(credit: Amber McCullough)

She continues, saying that since the GoFundMe goal has been met, that she'd "like to encourage everyone to consider donating to Children's Hospital of Colorado, Ronald McDonald House of Aurora CO, and/or Prenatal Partners for life."

Conjoined twins happen once every 200,000 live births, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, which says between 40 to 60 percent arrive stillborn.

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