CNN documentary to feature McDonald twins


ANIAS MCDONALD

JADON MCDONALD

Anias and Jadon McDonald were born conjoined at the head. Shortly after their first birthday the boys were separated during a 27-hour surgery.
    CNN Health’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta was in the operating room at Montefiore Children’s Hospital in Bronx, NY when the twins underwent a successful separation beginning Oct. 13 and concluding Oct. 14.
    Gupta will share the twins’ journey from birth to present in a one-hour documentary, “Separated: Saving the Twins.” The show is set to air on CNN at 9 p.m., central time, Friday, June 23.
    Jadon and Anias, the sons of former Coal City and Braidwood residents Nicole (Marczewski) and Christian McDonald, are now 21-months-old. What they have overcome and the struggles they continue to face are monumental.
    The community is encouraged to tune into the CNN documentary to be inspired by their challenges and victories.