When Hearts Conjoin - The true story behind the Herrin twins miracles!  Proceeds from the book go into trust funds for Kendra and Maliyah.

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March 30, 2009
12:02 PM

Things are going REALLY great!! It is still snowing in Utah.. We are getting really sick of it! The kids are all so excited about our family vacation and are counting down the days. I am getting very excited about this book. WE got a mock up from the publisher the other day. I cried like a baby, because I have worked so hard on this project. The girls were so excited to see their faces on the cover. There are also a lot of never seen pictures in the book, some I had forgotten I had. We are in the mist of filming the TLC special right now. They are getting some really cute and funny shots of the kids. The TLC crew is very good to work with and my kids enjoy being around them. All I have today is just really good news!! THINGS ARE REALLY GOING WELL!!

March 19, 2009
06:00 PM

Maliyah has lost 3 of her top teeth. She looks like a vampire!! Good thing she loves them!! We have another appointment for the girls "robot" legs on April 1st. I hope this appointment goes better than the other one. The weather is getting better here, so the kids play outside more. Kendra has to have more surgery, but I am going to put it off until the summer, so she doesn't have to miss school. Austin and Justin are still hard work. They have so much energy! Last night when I pulled Maliyah's tooth out, Justin held her hand. Maliyah was so cute and thanked Justin for his help. I am so excited for the release of the book and to work with Richard Paul Evans, he is a great person and his team is great too. I have been so busy lately because we are getting ready to take the kids for a vacation to California. We need to get away for awhile. We're going to Disneyland and Legoland. All we want to do is lay on the beach and just play. When we went last year the kids wanted to swim the whole time. I have been taking the kids at night swimming, while Jake has been working late. It takes Maliyah several hours to warm-up and like the pool. She is so scared of leaving me because she says she might drown. She is so funny!! Courtney's first dance competition is Saturday, bright and early, we have to be there by 7:15am. Good thing I am a morning person. I am going to take the video camera and upload some videos. She is a very good dancer.

March 14, 2009
09:52 PM

Check out the new videos in the video section and on facebook!

March 13, 2009
11:50 AM

I have been very worried about Maliyah since October. I haven't been sleeping at night, and she was up a lot as well. I took Maliyah to the doctor for her once a month doctor visit. They told me that she was only receiving 1/2 of her calories for the day. I had no idea!! It really made me mad, they know how bad Maliyah was doing and they let it slide because she was gaining a little weight. She is 7 and doesn't even weight 30 pounds, so how could that be good for her. So I got that taken care of. She is doing so much better!! She is getting around on her own and finally thriving, when I wasn't sure she was going to make it through some of the nights. What a weight off my shoulders. I am able to sleep and not worry so much about her. Life is really good right now. I have been staying really busy with the boys. They didn't have pre-school this week because the teacher's daughter was getting married. Courtney will start her dance competitions in 1 week, so she is working really hard at that. I can't wait for Courntey and I to head to St. George for a weekend in April. Just some alone time!! I know that we will be busy with dance most of the time, but I do hope there will be time to swim. It will be nice to have a break from the kids, Courtney needs a break too. Kendra is working very hard on her crutches. We are starting the filming of the TLC special at the end of March, it will air in June. But that can always change. Some friends of our just lost their conjoined twin daughters. So our hearts and prayers goes out to them. There are more conjoin twins that die, than are ever separated. Our girls are Miracles and we are better because of them.

March 10, 2009
04:18 PM

We had to take the guestbook down because of the overwhelming amount of spam we were getting. We're going to have to figure something else out. Either email us or post comments on . We're also excited about our new pictures, you can see them on please check out their work, they are awesome.

March 05, 2009
12:44 PM

The price went up because of the high demand of the special edition and the demand that it will put on the girls to sign them all. Those that ordered before the price change will still receive them at the price they paid. The limited edition will consist of the girls either writing a K and M or a handprint of both their hands, whichever the girls prefer. Be warned that the limited editions may take a few weeks to ship due to the volume that are being ordered. Thanks for the overwhelming support.

March 03, 2009
12:17 PM

Thank you for the overwhelming response on our upcoming book! If you want to purchase a book using a check or money order. Send a check or money order to: WriteWise Attn: When Hearts Conjoin Order 65 E. Wadsworth Park Drive, Suite 110 Draper, Utah 84020 Enclose the cost of book + $5.00 for shipping and handling.

March 01, 2009
03:27 PM

We have truely had a great and busy last couple of days. Kendra and Maliyah both counted down until their Birthday. They both wanted to go to Denny's for their special Birthday dinner. Than on Friday was their friends party. We invited 16 kids and they all showed up. The girls are very popular at school. It was really neat to see them with their friends. It was very noise with 21 kids here, but we made it through, but Justin on the other hand was crying because it was to loud and his ears hurt. We took family pictures on Saturday. They are beautiful!! We go on Tuesday to see all of them, but throughout the photo shoot the photographer was showing me the pictures. She did a wonderful job with the kids. It was by far the best studio I have been too. I also went to Parent Teacher Conference for Courtney and her teacher said that its very nice to have Courtney in her class. We will put the family pictures up when we recieve them. Things are going really well right now.. We are busy with naormal things right now and hope to stay that way for a while. We are getting emails from people about our book and all the support and we want to thank you all!!! This book has been a very hard thing to write, but I know that you will enjoy it. Thanks for the support and love. The Herrin Family

February 27, 2009
01:33 PM

We are pleased to announce that you may now pre-order the book. On the left hand side of the page, you can order the paper back or a limited edition version that will be signed by Kendra and Maliyah. The royalties from the book and extra proceeds from the limited edition will go directly into a trust fund for the girls. You can also order the book directly from the book site at

February 23, 2009
02:55 PM

It was a scary week, last week. Maliyah had gotten a cold and so had the boys. On Monday she was throwing up with the cold and getting dehedrated. So I made an a appointment with our ped and got right in. They check Maliyah oxygen and it was down quiet a bit. So that called an ambulance to transport she to the hospital. I had Courtney and Justin with me, so Courtney rode with Maliyah and I drove the car behind them. Jake met me at the hospital and got the other kids. That night the nurse wrote down the wrong dose of prograf for Maliyah, 5 mg instead of .5 mg. Prograf is to keep Maliyah's kidney from rejecting.They gave her two doses and than the pharmacy caught the mistake. The prograf level were to high in her blood and made Maliyah go into a form of rejection, she stopped being able to pee and her kidney was in shock. Her blood work was so bad I didn't know if she was going to have to return to dialysis. Thankfully her kidney started working again and we went home from the hospital with Maliyah on Friday. She is still weak but back at school. She had RSV, and today just a cold.

February 13, 2009
10:56 AM

Everyone become a fan of the Herrin Twins on facebook, just go to It's a great way to keep updated on the book and everyone can share links, pictures, stories, and videos. Kendra and Maliyah are getting a video camera for their birthday (shhhh, don't tell them) and hopefully they'll make some videos to put on it.

February 09, 2009
07:31 PM

Update from Kendra and Maliyah word: Kendar lost a tooth forever!! Maliyah has a tooth!! Its almost our Birthday!! The sky is blue, roses are red,and I love you!! Maliyah says she is feeling better. We got cut apart. They really love to be silly, can you tell. They are having a great day today. Jake is with the boys at the store, Courtney is at dance, the girls and I are just playing at home together. The girls are getting fitted for their legs on Wednesday, a company is donating one to each of the girls. We have something better than pictures, our family will be on TLC. Its a show about Hope, Inspirations and love. We are excited to start filming it soon. The girls are too. They will also show alittle about the girls getting fitted for their legs. I am still worried about Maliyah because she isn't strong enough to get a leg yet, and she struggles to get around someday. Her skin color is still pale, but she is trying so hard and I am proud of her. We are changing the name of the book to, "When Hearts Conjoin." I can't wait to share that with you all. Its so great!! I have enjoyed writting the book with Lu Ann. Our family will treasure this book forever.

February 06, 2009
11:23 AM

I know everyone is asking for pictures and we will get those up ASAP. It has been very busy!! I am finally finding time to do some of the projects that I have put off for so long. I am painting the boys rooms and giving them big boys rooms. I am really enjoying this last little while because Maliyah is doing better. It seems that it won't last very long. She is starting to hurt again, so it will be a work in progress. I feel she is more improved than she was. We just have to stay postive. I am going to call Dr. Meyers office again and see if she can schedule her to have another CT scan. I am worried about Maliyah, but I need to stay busy. I know thats hard to understand, but its the way things need to be. Kendra is doing so GREAT!! In a couple of months Kendra will be ready for her leg, she is nervous about it, but I will be with her ever "step" of the way. The boys are big handfuls and eating machines. Courtney is doing so well with dance. I am so proud of her. She dances sometimes 5 days a week, if she has extra dance times. If she isn't dancing, she is teaching our other kids to dance. Most of the time music is on at our house. As you can tell from my post we have many ups and downs, but we are still moving forward even if they are little baby steps. Please keep Maliyah in your prayers. We know that will help her get better.

January 26, 2009
02:46 PM

I have been going through so many picture for the book. I am so excited that this large project is almost done. What a great thing for my children to have. They will understand how strong they are and how much we love them all. As I understand it there will be a lot of pictures in the book. I am very excited for you all to see. With there being more pictures the date has changed to May. I hope!! Everytime I think we are close something happens.. Life is funny that way. Kendra and Maliyah's birthday is coming up and they can't agree on the best theme for the party. I am just excited to make their invitations. My sister-in-law Amy is getting married and she is allowing me to make her inviations. Its a fun hobby I have. I hope everyone is doing well and that you are all healthy. Talk to you soon. Love The Herrin's

January 21, 2009
03:41 PM

Maliyah doesn't need a new transplant. They remove a kidney that never worked, it didn't even have kidney tissue in it. It was a sac like fluid inside, but I could of been causing the pain. She is doing so much better!! We are so proud of how fast she has recovered from the surgery. She is back at school and the teacher says she is the best she has seen her in a long time. I had to take Kendra to the ER yesterday because of throwing up, she needed IV fluid. When we were gone Allie got out and was hit by a car. One of our neighbors saw it. SHe told us that Allie ran and she jumped in her car to find her but couldn't. So when Jake got home he went look, I did as well, but we could find her. We left our back door open a little just in case she could make it back home. Courtney was up crying that night. At about 12:30am Allie came walking into the house. We jumped out of bed to see if she was ok. Everything looked good, other than some large cuts on her. I took her to the vet the next morning. They did surgery to close some of the larger cuts and to clean everything up well. Needless to say Allie is now our Miracle Dog!! We love you Allie. I do have to add that as soon as Allie walked into the house she ran downstairs to sleep on Kendra's bed. The kids were so happy!!

January 15, 2009
01:37 PM

I just had to update to let everyone know that Maliyah's transplant is still working. The kidney that was taken out was not working at all. She is slowly getting better and is home from the hospital.

January 12, 2009
12:26 AM

Hi Guys!! Maliyah had surgery on Thursday. Doctor Meyers called us on Tuesday and she had the surgery on Thursday. She is doing really well. I was very surprised how fast her bowels are recovering. She had 3 surgeries in one. She had a hole in her bowel that was fixed, a kidney removed and than bladder stones removed. Her incision is pretty large. Her ribs are doing much better. I hope she will be able to return to school soon. I am so proud of her!! All the kids are doing really well. Kendra is doing her crutches at school instead of her walker. Austin and Justin are enjoying preschool and playing at Grandma's when mom is at the hospital with Maliyah. Courtney is still dancing up a storm. She was really sad when everyone went to the movies on Saturday and she had to go to dance. When I was at the hospital I got a call from Jake because they had gotten a flat tire on the way to the movies, on Saturday. He was able to get it fixed fast and make it to the movies on time. He is so great!! They had a great time.

January 04, 2009
10:29 PM

Sorry about the updates. We had a miserable Christmas with EVERYONE throwing up. Courtney missed her Christmas performance because she was throwing up. People have been asking a lot about Maliyah, so here it is. Maliyah has been having a lot of rib pain, I wish I could underline A LOT!! Jake and I have taken Maliyah to several doctors and have had x-rays and CTs scans. They can't see anything on either of those. I got on web MD and was able to find what the problem could be. Needless to say we are very frustrated. Maliyah hasn't been to school for several weeks off and on, mostly off school. We read about ibuprofen will help, but were scared to give it to her because of her transplant. I paged the doctor and they said we can give it for 5 days and than see what will happen. She is able to sit up and she seems happier. The nights have been hard and Jake and I are taking turns staying up with her or getting up and giving her meds. She is such a sweet little girls and soooooo strong. She was admitted to the hospital on 26th of December and found out at that time she needed to have surgery for bladder stones and 2 other things. Please keep Maliyah in your prayers. She is struggling, but we are starting to get a handle on things. Its so scary when there is something wrong with your child and you can't fix it. Everyone else is doing VERY well after their blast of the stomach bug. Happy New Year to all. Love the Herrin's


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