Shiloh Pepin the mermaid girl died at 10

The real little mermaid's life is only for 10 years. Shiloh Pepin, who is born with a birth defect called sirenomelia, has died at Maine Medical Center on Friday afternoon.

Sirenomelia, sometimes referred to as mermaid syndrome, is a rare congenital condition in which the legs are fused together and there are severe abnormalities of the bladder and kidney. She survived at birth was amazing in itself.

She appeared on Oprah Winfrey show last month. She answer Oprah's question that she don't mind people call her mermaid. And the funny part is, her mother said she's wonderful but a little bossy.

Earlier this month, her mother, Leslie Pepin, said Shiloh came down with a cold that turned into pneumonia. Shiloh rushed to Maine Medical Center on Oct. 10 and was placed on antibiotics.

Some children have survived sirenomelia by having had surgery to separate their legs. However, Shiloh Pepin could not because she had blood vessels crossing from side to side in her circulatory system.

Because of her mermaid syndrome, Pepin had only one partially working kidney, no lower colon or genital organs and the aforementioned fused legs, fused from the waist down. She had received two kidney transplants, the last one in 2007.

Shiloh was a fifth-grader at Kennebunkport Consolidated School. "She was such a shining personality in that building," said Maureen King, chairwoman of the board of the regional school district. Counselors will be available next week to talk to students.

Via - AOL News

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That is very sad I use to watch her show.

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