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Conjoined Twin's Brave Fight For Survival
The Cape Flats' little fighter - baby Joshua William "Braveheart" Wallace - has returned home for the first time.
And despite having his dead deformed twin on his back, the brave conjoined twin is doing well and even babbles baby talk.
The two-month-old baby with the name of the heroic Scottish warrior even attended his first church service on Sunday.
And today, the tiny fighter will be undergoing his fourth operation - in which a pipe will be placed inside his head to his stomach to drain fluid.
The Daily Voice first brought you little Joshua's remarkable story less than two months ago.
And a week ago, his family's prayers were answered when they were finally allowed to take him back to their Ottery home for the very first time.
"God heard our prayers," Joshua's maternal grandmother Mary Jacobs, 46, tells the Daily Voice.
"And I am still praying for him and we are asking everyone to keep praying for him.
"He is our miracle, our fighter."
Joshua's mother Mershell Wallace, 25, is beaming after taking Joshua to his first church service.
"When the choir sang, it was almost like he was singing with, with his baby talk," she tells the Daily Voice.
"All I wanted was to have my child home with me."
Mershell, Mary and Joshua's father Marco, 32, are grateful to the staff at the Red Cross Children's hospital, the community and family.
"We want to say thank you to the doctors, nurses, family, the Daily Voice, friends and churches who supported us, especially to Mitchell's Plain father Mark Adams," the happy family says.
Joshua was born with his undeveloped twin attached to his back - a rare type of conjoined twin known as Riachipagus.
Doctors have warned the parents Joshua may never walk because he shares the connections to blood vessels, spine and structure of his abdomen with his undeveloped twin.
Mary says Joshua is expected to have his deformed twin removed in a few months.
"He still has the twin on his back and it's getting fatter as he grows because Joshua loves to drink his milk," smiles Mary.
"They said they will remove the twin in five to six months when he is stronger and older."