Both Mike and Patty have encouraged the girls to develop their own individuality They have kept the twins and their other two children away from media.
Still the twins work in a coordinated fashion while typing e-mails, playing piano, or playing their favorite sports like bowling, volleyball, cycling, softball, swimming, etc.
They were born with three arms, one arm was removed surgically at the time of birth.
Despite of being operated several times, the twins have remained in good health. At the age of six, they appeared in Oprah Winfrey show and on the cover of Life magazine.
The doctors warned the parents Patty who is a registered nurse and Mike, a carpenter and landscaper that their daughters would not survive long.But Abby and Brittany proved the doctors’ speculations wrong.