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She Tried Her Best to Live a Normal Life October 25, 2009

Posted by bigworldcentral in USA News.
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Shiloh Pepin, a girl with a very rare syndrome known as ‘Mermaid Syndrome’, meaning she had fused legs like a mermaid, had a pretty normal life. She went to school and had two loving parents that loved her and would always do their best to care for her. On Saturday, October 24th, 10-year-old Shiloh passed away at Maine Medical Center. Most doctors predicted that she would only live days after she was born, but she beat the odds and lived a good 10 years.

Other children who have survived ‘Mermaid Syndrome’ have had surgery to separate their legs, but Shiloh didn’t because blood vessels over passing from side to side in her circulatory system would have been severed. She had been given two kidney transplants, the last one in 2007.

Through television shows, news articles, Facebook and other Web sites, Shiloh inspired many people. R.I.P, Shiloh Pepin. If you would like to read more about what happened, click here.

Do you have any comments or opinions on this story? Did you see her death coming this early? We would love to hear your opinions/comments!

A huge credit to Foxnews for the information and the picture.



1. Danielle - October 30, 2009

I had heard of this syndrome before, but never actually seen someone with it. It is sad that she passed away, but it seems like she lived life to fullest while she was here and was able to educate others.

PS Thanks for checking out my blog and for the comment. Keep up the interesting stories and welcome to wordpress 🙂

2. VaLu Luva - October 30, 2009

Great job covering this story!

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