The Real-Life Mermaid mesmerizes millions of people
Milagros Cerron, whose name means “miracles” in Spanish, truly embodies the concept of miracles. She was born in a village in the Andes, Peru, with a rare congenital condition called sirenomelia, commonly known as “mermaid syndrome.” Her legs were fused together from her feet up to her hips.
In the first five years of her life, Milagros underwent three major surgeries to separate her legs, reconstruct her knees, hips, and feet.
In June 2005, the doctors successfully performed the first and highly risky surgery to separate Milagros’ legs up to her knees. The second surgery followed to separate the remaining part.
According to Dr. Luis Rubio, the head surgeon leading the medical team, Milagros is progressing well, but she still has a long way to go. In the next two years, Milagros will continue to undergo surgeries to reconstruct her reproductive and urinary organs.
On April 27th, just recently, Peru’s little mermaid celebrated her 6th birthday, and she is now able to hop and dance on her own two feet.
Adorable little mermaid.
At the age of 6, the girl had to undergo three major surgeries to separate her legs.
The doctors have stated that the little girl is progressing well.
Mayor Luis Castaneda of Lima supported Milagros Cerron as she took steps during the celebration of her 6th birthday at Lima City Hall on April 27th.
In the next two years, Milagros will undergo surgeries to reconstruct her reproductive and urinary organs.