Little Girl Who Had Eight Limbs and Was Worshiped As a Deity, Starts School

Via the Daily Mail:

She was born with a unique body — eight limbs and two torsos fused at the hips. Now Lakshmi Tatma, the Indian toddler whose plight touched the world, has grown up and started school.

Two years after a ground-breaking operation to separate her from a parasitic twin, Lakshmi is a lively and bubbly four-year-old.

She loves playing cricket with her older brother, has a tendency to boss around her newfound friends and remains firmly a daddy’s girl.

‘When I think of the way she was, never in a million years would Lakshmi have been able to go to school or have the life she does today,’ said her mother Poonam, 26. ‘All the things she’s capable of now were impossible two years ago.

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4 Responses to Little Girl Who Had Eight Limbs and Was Worshiped As a Deity, Starts School

  1. MrYinYang January 28, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    Fascinating story…
    This is the exact reason why I've become so addicted to Disinfo.

  2. santosfabian January 28, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    i saw this on tv almost 2 years ago. i think its kinda creepy. im glad i was born the way i am. neurotic, but overall healthy

  3. j February 11, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    its cool how we are able to help those not as fortunate as others born to continue to live a fullfilling life :) go science!

  4. j February 11, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    its cool how we are able to help those not as fortunate as others born to continue to live a fullfilling life :) go science!

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