UPDATE: Eight-limbed Lakshmi Tatma Takes First Step

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The Indian girl born with eight limbs, Lakshmi Tatma, has recovered from major surgery and taken her first steps with the aid of a baby-walker.

The two-year-old underwent a 27-hour operation in November to remove the two arms and two legs of her parasitic twin.

The operation was carried out after Dr Sharan Patil, a orthopaedic surgeon from Bangalore, took an interest in Lakshmi’s case after hearing that her parents, who each earned just 50p a day as labourers, had been turned away from government hospitals.

Mrs Tatma told a UK News Channel:

“When she was put in the baby walker she started pushing herself backwards with her legs and burst into laughter with a huge grin on her face. She loves it.

Every day since she left hospital she’s managed to do more and more things that were impossible before.

The change in Lakshmi’s life is amazing. It’s hard to believe that three months ago she couldn’t move or even crawl, we thought she would never have a normal life.”

It is nice to see that a family, who is from a remote village in the northern state of Bihar, were able to have their daughter looked after by such amazing medical professionals.

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  1. kristen says:

    It was a sad story when i first read about her and being born with 8 limbs.

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