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Old 10-24-2009, 02:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy Maine girl with 'mermaid syndrome' dies at 10

PORTLAND, Maine Shiloh Pepin, a girl who was born with fused legs, a rare condition often called "mermaid syndrome," and gained a wide following on the Internet and national television, has died. She was 10.

Doctors had predicted she would only survive only for days after her birth at the most, but the girl, described by her mother as "a tough little thing," died at Maine Medical Center on Friday afternoon, hospital spokesman John Lamb said. She had been hospitalized in critical condition for nearly a week.

Being born with "mermaid syndrome," also known as sirenomelia, meant that the Kennebunkport girl had only one partially working kidney, no lower colon or genital organs and legs fused from the waist down.

Some children who have survived sirenomelia have had surgery to separate their legs, but Shiloh did not because blood vessels crossing from side to side in her circulatory system would have been severed. She had received two kidney transplants, the last one in 2007.

Her story was featured recently on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and other national television programs.

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

For a while, Leslie Pepin said, things were looking up. "She's a tough little thing," she said of her daughter earlier this week.

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.

Through the television shows, news articles, Facebook and other Web sites, Shiloh inspired many.

"I live in Iowa. I have cerebral palsy. I love your video," 12-year-old Lydia Dawley wrote to Shiloh on Facebook. "You have a great personality I wish you lived close so we could be friends and hang out. You opened my eyes because you are so brave."

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Ugh, this is so sad to me. I remember watching the documentary on her on the discovery channel and thinking she had a great personality and was very bright for her age. The way she handled it was admirable and she didn't take crap from people either. Poor thing. RIP
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I know! She was so sweet!

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What a sweetie. May she rest in peace.
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Thank-you Shiloh for the many lessons you taught us. My thoughts and prayers are with the Pepin family at this difficult time.
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She's with the angels now. Bless her.
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What a brave, spunky and sweet little kid. May God bless her and I hope she's at peace now.
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How sad. The poor girl, with an entire life in front of her, yet cut short. God bless her.
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So sad... this girl was amazing, and will always be remembered!

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Now, she is truly a mermaid, in heaven. God Bless, Shiloh
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