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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After celebrating so many milestones in the hospital, The Ezell family is thankful for something simple this Thanksgiving.

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This is the first year the born conjoined twins Emmett and Owen will have Thanksgiving  at home after they were separated in August of 2013.

The twins still face many challenges since their separation.

They still must go to weekly doctor visits, but the 16-Months-Old twins will get their first taste of cranberry sauce Thursday.

It is a simple thing that the Ezell parents are quite grateful for.


“A lot of families have the ability when their kids are little to start making family traditions at the holiday season. We’ve kind of missed out on that for a couple years now because we’ve always been kind of so separated,” said Father David.

Born conjoined in July 2013, Owen and Emmett Ezell required extensive care after their separation surgery.

A good part of their first year was spent in hospitals, a far from typical family life.

“I spent Thanksgiving morning with the boys at the hospital with the babies at the hospital,” said Mother Jenni

Despite the fact that many treatments continue, when Jenni and David brought their sons home this summer they saw lots of progress like crawling and standing.


“Better than that, they’re not far from walking,” said David. For David everyday is one step farther than the last.

“Because they have big brothers to chase after. They have us to interact with every day,” explained Jenni

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This thanksgiving they plan to start a new tradition. The whole family together, like millions of others, across the country.

“We’ll have all of these great pictures and memories every family deserves. And we’re going to get it this season,” beamed Jenni

One of many joys the Ezells are thankful for.

” I don’t think we’ll ever be able to say thank you enough. There’s too many people that we’d have to thank to be able to even list them all. Still going to feel it, still going to think it,” said a very happy David.

Thanksgiving will be spent, as just this family of six at home in Grand Prairie.

All the turkey and trimmings, and maybe, driving to pick out a Christmas tree.


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