Girl Born With Rare 'Mermaid' Condition Dies

Shiloh Pepin, who was born with a rare condition called sirenomelia, also known as "Mermaid Syndrome," died Friday at age 10 at the Maine Medical Center near her Kennebunkport home. Sirenomelia is almost always fatal in newborns. But Shiloh defied doctors' expectations. Shiloh's fused legs were the visible evidence of her condition, but they were not the reason it was so dangerous. "She was missing a whole series of organs including her uterus and her bladder, and her large intestine," Dr....Full Story
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