Little Mermaid Girl, Shiloh Pepin with Mermaid Syndrome

Monday, December 15, 2008 / Comments (5) / by kumander / PERMALINK

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Shiloh Pepin is a girl with Mermaid Syndrome or sirenomelia. Shiloh Pepin, one of only three survivors of sirenomelia, or Mermaid syndrome, worldwide.

Shiloh Pepin has been featured in a recent documentary entitled "Mermaid Girl".

Shiloh’s mother, Leslie Pepin, said the hour-long documentary followed Shiloh in her home of Kennebunkport in 2007.

Mermaid syndrome (Sirenomelia) is a condition where a fetus lower body doesn’t develop correctly, resulting in a fusion of the lower limbs. It's a fatal condition where most fail to survive hours after birth because the condition is accompanied by other abnormalities, including kidney, colon and genital deformities.

But Shiloh, the little Mermaid Girl survived and she's doing great after a kidney transplant in 2007.



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5 comments:

Anonymous @ February 7, 2009 at 4:25 AM

Shiloh and tres strong face has this disease I wish her all the happiness of the world. If you can give me more information on shiloh please inform me about it I gives you my address msn zac-81@hotmail.fr. In the report I saw what to like high school musical to try of contacts the manager of zac efron I think that he will make the deplacement to see shiloh.

Anonymous @ March 23, 2009 at 12:49 AM

My name is Christina. I saw your story on the T.V.
and wanted to write because I too have been sick with an illness since I was little. I always have struggled with many things because of my "disability" but really wouldn't change my life for a moment because this is what was meant to be for me. I wish you all the love and happiness that life has brought me.

Anonymous @ April 7, 2009 at 11:46 AM

I saw her story on tv, she is an amazing little girl. I fell in love with her for her streght and determination for life and her parent should be commended for keeping her happy. She sure is a blessing.

Anonymous @ October 10, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Shiloh and Leslie are very close peronal friends of my family. I'm very happy to know this very special little girl, she has such a bright personality. =]

Anonymous @ November 23, 2009 at 8:23 PM

The very first thing that I noticed, about Miss Shiloh, is how incredibly mature, for her age she is. more mature than most thirty year olds. So beautiful and full of life. I was most proud of Shiloh, when she was given the opportunity to decide not to have the surgery. I thank her parents, for giving Shiloh, that critical choice.

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