Shiloh Pepin, 'Mermaid Girl,' Remembered As Spunky and Positive

By Deena Bustillo on
Shiloh Pepin, nicknamed "Mermaid Girl," was the brave 10-year-old who died October 23 of this year from a rare disease called sirenomelia. Her two legs were joined together when they formed in the womb, and she was faced with unimaginable challenges because of it. However, Shiloh will always be remembered as a spunky, upbeat little girl who didn't let the obstacles bring her down. Shiloh was one of 6 people in the world with the disease, and made headlines worldwide when her story was...Read Full Story

Shiloh Pepin, 'Mermaid Girl,' Dies at 10

By Deena Bustillo on
Shiloh Pepin, nicknamed "Mermaid Girl," died yesterday at 10. She suffered from a rare genetic condition called sirenomela, which caused her legs to be fused together, like a mermaid's tail. She defied doctors' expectations by living beyond a few days, and she was recently on The Oprah Winfrey Show to talk about her life and how happy she was, despite the inhibiting condition. The lively fifth grader died in a hospital in Maine, where she had been in intensive care for a week because of...Read Full Story

Shiloh Pepin: Real Life 'Little Mermaid'

By Deena Bustillo on
Shiloh Pepin is one of only six people in the world with sirenomelia, or Mermaid Syndrome. The little girl's legs were joined together when they were formed, creating one leg. Doctors were not optimistic about her chances of living, and initially gave her 72 hours to live. That was over 10 years ago. Shiloh appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show this week to tell her story. Shiloh started 5th grade this year and thinks like a normal kid, even though she is bound to her wheelchair and can't go...Read Full Story
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