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MY TURN: Memphis means medicine

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

(WMC-TV) - You can add this to the list of things that many people here in the Mid-South take for granted. I'm talking about world class medical facilities.

This week, we were reminded again that Memphis and medicine go together as we celebrated the successful operation that separated a pair of brothers who were born as conjoined twins.

Joshua and Jacob Spates are lucky to call Memphis home. Their surgery at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital involved a group of more than 100 people who studied and rehearsed for months.

In addition to LeBonheur, members of the surgical team gave credit to contributions from The Med and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

The boys' mom, Adrienne Spates, says she feels like she was "chosen" for the task of raising Joshua and Jacob.

A trust fund has been established at First Tennessee Bank to help with the family's medical costs.

Congratulations to all of the medical professionals who helped put this family on a path to a brighter future.

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email or call 800-465-1210.

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