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Blackfoot couple expecting conjoined twins moving to Texas

The Blackfoot mother who will be birthing conjoined twins is moving to Texas on Monday (10/3) to prepare for the girls’ arrival.

Chelsea and Nick Torres are naming the girls Callie and Carter.

The twins are conjoined at the chest, stomach and possibly the pelvic area.

They are due February 22, 2017, but the growing family is moving to Texas for testing and to be closer to a specialist, who will deliver the twins.

Chelsea told us their heartbeats are normal but still have more tests that need to be done.

“The major ones, like the echocardiograms, which will tell us if they share hearts or anything ’cause we know they’re separate but they could share a sac that kind of protects the heart,” Chelsea Torres said, “My mom’s work, she’s worked at the courthouse for a very long time and they have helped us a lot and they’ve branched out to other people and we’ve received a lot of help from the community and it’s really, really, really welcoming.”

She and her husband will be having a potato bar fundraiser and silent auction to help with their move to Houston and medical costs.

The fundraiser is set for Saturday, October 1 (tomorrow), from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mountain View Middle School in Blackfoot.

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