Sunday, October 25, 2009

rip mermaid girl

If you don't know anything about her, "Mermaid Girl" is a 10 year old girl who was born with her legs webbed together like a mermaid. No genitals, no lower colon, and only one kidney that barely worked.

When she was born, the doctors said she had hours to live, and if she was really lucky- a couple days.

Fast forward 10 happy years and we are saying goodbye.

She died yesterday in the hospital after being in there for several days in critical condition. Her and her mom had gotten a cold that turned into Pneumonia, and her body couldn't fight it.

I'm getting a little emotional here.. The girl was unbelievably happy and normal considering she was the only real mermaid. [Well, maybe that would be kinda cool...]

RIP Shiloh Pepin. No one will forget you.


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