Sunday, December 10, 2006

Baby with sirenomelia needs prayers

Boy with mermaid's syndrome abandoned

A three-day-old boy with sirenomelia, known as "mermaid's syndrome" because the legs are fused together like the tail of a mermaid, has been found abandoned outside a hospital in Changsha, China.

He is on dialysis and will need multiple surgeries just to survive before doctors can consider separating his legs.

A little girl in Peru, Milagros Cerron, is the second known surviving child with sirenomelia. The first was Tiffany Yorks, in the United States.

Here is little Milagros now. She's taking her first steps!

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