Conjoined twins Erika and Eva Sandoval are recovering at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford after a 17-hour surgery to separate them.
A healthcare team of about 50 people began operating on the girls Tuesday and completed the procedure Wednesday.
The 2-year-old girls from Antelope were joined from the sternum to the pelvis. They shared a liver, bladder, kidneys and a third leg. Both will need a prosthetic leg.
Their mother, Aida Sandoval, expressed gratitude to the team during a press conference following the surgery.
"The dream came true Tuesday. Thank you to the doctors for believing," she says.
The girls are expected to spend the next four weeks recovering.