Sad story on the struggle to live with this condition...nobody really wants to be a mermaid...Medical Mysteries will also feature the story...check the link for additional details below...BD 

image Eight-year-old Shiloh Pepin is a force of nature. With a husky voice she can barely contain, and a level of enthusiasm that could derail a freight train, she has a way of expressing herself that is half grade-schooler and the rest someone who became too wise, too soon, about the prospect of spending her life under the care of doctors.

Shiloh is one of only three people in the world known to have a condition called sirenomelia, also known as "Mermaid Syndrome." She was born with her legs fused together, and her parents, Leslie and Elmer Pepin, knew it was possible that their child would be affected by the syndrome before Leslie gave birth.

ABC News: Meet 2 Girls With Rare 'Mermaid Syndrome'


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