Girl Born With “Mermaid Legs” Now Needs Kidney Transplant

Girl Born With “Mermaid Legs” Milagros Cerron, a child from Peru known as the “mermaid baby”, is in urgent need of a kidney transplant.
Now eight years old, Milagros Cerron was dubbed the “mermaid baby” because her fused legs resembled the tail of a fish.
In 2005, when Milagros, whose name means miracles in Spanish, was nine-months-old, doctors began the first of three operations to separate her legs.

Seven-year-old Milagros survived sirenomelia, or mermaid syndrome — a rare, usually lethal congenital malformation that fused her legs – but now needs surgery to reconstruct her urinary tract. The defect occurs in one out of every 70,000 pregnancies and there are only a three known cases of children with the condition alive in the world. Sironemelia is associated with kidney failure and gastrointestinal defects.


  1. usman Reply

    God is great.

  2. safiya suleiman Reply

    wonders shall never end.

  3. Anonymous Reply

    my prayer’s are for this child and her family!

  4. Anonymous Reply

    What has happened to this child where is she now?

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