LaTonya McKinney and LaSonya Thomas are identical twins who were born five minutes apart in December 1969. Ever since, they have been virtually inseparable.
Growing up in a two-bedroom house in Coldwater, Miss., McKinney and Thomas slept in the same bed. From the time they started school until they graduated from Memphis Hillcrest High in 1988, they enrolled in the same classes. When they grew old enough to move out of their parents’ home, they became roommates in their first apartment. Ironically, after meeting the love of their lives, they had a double wedding in 2001.
One minute, she’s born five minutes after McKinney. Nearly four decades later, she discovered she had been swindled by the same deadly disease her older twin had acquired three years prior.