Update: Lakshmi Tatma Starts School

Neatorama readers may remember Lakshmi Tatma, the little girl who was born with eight limbs due to a headless parasitic twin. The twin was surgically removed two years ago. Lakshmi is now four years old and has started school, but her physical problems are not over.
Six months after the complex operation to remove Lakshmi's parasitic twin, doctors discovered she had developed scoliosis, or a curvature of the spine.

Without a complex operation to correct her spine doctors have warned her back will be forced into increasingly severe deformities as she grows, possibly leaving her disabled.

Separately, Lakshmi requires an operation to 'detether' her spine after it was discovered she was born with abnormal tissue connecting the spinal cord to her nervous system.

In a further operation orthopaedic surgeons must perform a procedure to 'close her hips', which are set too far apart and result in an unusual 'gaited' walk.

The charity that looks after Lakshmi's progress is stretched to its limit, so a fund has been set up for her future operations. Link -via Digg

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Ganesha está contigo, Lakshmi tu nombre esta Diosa te acompaña, Sai Baba te ama......te quiero mucho, desde que supe de tí mi mundo espiritual cambió y soy más felíz, todo va a salir bien tu eres LAKSHMI........BESOS.......
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