Mermaid Girl’s Moving Story To Be Shown On TLC

December 11th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
shiloh-pepin-mermaid-girl1Dec.11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kennebunkport’s famous mermaid girl, Shiloh Pepin became well known owing to her peculiar and rare disease in the last few years. The ill fated girl breathed her last in October 2009. Two documentaries on her life were shown on TLC. At the time of her demise, TLC production crew captured her last moments on the earth.

Another film on her named “Mermaid Girl: The Last Six Months” will be shown on TLC on Sunday night. Her death left everybody saddened though the doctors predicted long back that people born with such complex deformities can not live long. Shannon Martin, the Director of communications for TLC said in his statement that her death left a lasting impression on all members of TLC. There are only three known cases of sirenomelia in the whole world. The first show on mermaid girl was shown in 2007.

The initial show got a good response. It made people curious and they could not but praise the guts of the little girl who was full of liveliness despite her condition. She morphed from a girl with severe defect to a special girl. Her personality was so charming that the viewers wanted to see and know more about her after the first show. TLC staffs said that the parents of the girl are really nice and they co operated with them even when they knew that their daughter will not live long. The final show covering the fight of the family to keep the girl alive is a moving one.

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