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1 of Jacksonville's formerly conjoined twins leaves hospital

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 11:41:00-05

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - One of the formerly conjoined twin boys born in Jacksonville last year has left the hospital.

The Florida Times-Union reports (http://bit.ly/1NkBtuO ) Conner Mirabal was discharged from Wolfson Children's Hospital Monday and transferred to Brooks Rehabilitation, where he'll receive inpatient physical therapy.

His brother, Carter Mirabal, has had a slower recovery and will remain at the hospital for at least a few more months.

Both boys have been hospitalized since they were born Dec. 12, 2014. Hospital officials say the twins were born conjoined from the sternum to the lower abdomen by tissue. Shortly after their birth, they were transported to Wolfson for the first of multiple surgeries, including the final separation May 7

Daniel Robie, chief of pediatric general surgery at Nemours Children's Specialty Care and Wolfson, says both twins are doing remarkably well.