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Local mono-mono twins have an 'indescribable bond'

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The boys worked together to help NEWS10 ABC interview their mom. The boys worked together to help NEWS10 ABC interview their mom.
CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. – In May, a photo of newborn twins holding hands went viral online after a picture surfaced.

The babies were born with a rare condition called monoamiotic, or mono mono, which means the twins shared one embryonic sac during the pregnancy. 

The condition is rare; doctors say it happens once every 10,000 births. But one Capital Region family is lucky enough to have a set of mono mono twins.

Nichole Banks says her sons, Christian and Damien, were born at Albany Medical Center four years ago. Banks said that it is hard to describe just how close her sons are, but that they know when the other is sad or even if the other gets hurt.

"Damien had a bump on his arm and Christian didn't know about it. Christian actually put the band aid on his arm, same arm and everything and said, ‘I have a boo boo also,’" said Banks.

Banks says her boys have an indescribable bond.

The family said they had no idea other mono mono twins existed in the Capital Region. However, a national story about mono mono twins on the NEWS10 ABC Facebook page, connected families that had the same rare condition.

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