Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Lakshmi, 2-year old from India born with 8 (EIGHT) limbs in surgery

Lakshmi-litle girl born with 8 limbs (scroll down to see pics)

I've heard of medical phenomenons, and i've seen parasitic twins. Remember the Egyptian baby who had her twin's head adjoined to hers? Her and her mother appeared on Oprah Winfrey's show.
Well, what can only be described as absolutely incredible, is little 2-year old Lakshmi of India. Lakshmi is carrying her parasitic twin-a different way.
At the bottom of her trunk is a pair of legs, a pair of arms and a partial torso.
You can even see where Lakshmi's twin head is supposed to be.
This beautiful little girl has no idea that her name will be in the history books.
Today, with a team of 30 doctors, Lakshmi's life will change forever as doctors are working feverishly to separate her from her twin.
In addition to having had two fused spines separated, Lakshmi also has she has four kidneys, entangled nerves, two stomach cavities and two chest cavities. She cannot stand up or walk. source
Unlike in America, where children with deformities are teased, ridiculed & shunned, Lakshmi is revered. Revered so much so, that she was named after a goddess of wealth.
Here's to good health for Lakshmi, and I pray that she will be able to walk, run and play to her heart's content.

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