Conjoined Ohio twins, 62, mark a milestone
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The world’s oldest conjoined twins plan to celebrate surpassing the life span of the original “Siamese Twins” on Saturday with a public celebration in Ohio.
The Bunkers were born in Siam, now Thailand.
The Galyons are joined at the sternum and share organs, which became an issue four years ago when Ronnie was sick with a virus that affected Donnie’s health as well.
Jim Galyon said his older brothers toured with their father, and at times seven other siblings, as a “human oddity” until the shows fell out of fashion in the 1970s.
“They were on the road from (age) 4 to 40," Jim Galyon said. "They did their time."
They aim to break the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-lived conjoined twins when they turn 63 in October, their brother said.
“It has been lifelong goal to reach this age,” Jim Galyon said.