TV Documentary about a toddler born with eight limbs and believed by some to be the reincarnation of the multi-limbed Hindu goddess Lakshmi(correction.) She is set to undergo a 40-hour operation to remove half of her limbs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svPXbFAjAFM Update one year later.
A young girl named Lakshmi Tatma was born with a ‘parasitic twin’ at birth.
30 surgeons will work around the clock to remove two of her useless arms and legs. The headless ‘twin’ is joined to Lakshmi at the pelvis and has its own spinal column and kidney.
Without the operation the little girl would never be able to walk or crawl and would be unlikely to live past her early teens, doctors said. The extraordinary eight-limbed baby was born in a poverty-stricken region of Bihar, India – on the day devoted to the celebration of the four-armed Hindu deity Vishnu.
Her mother Poonam Tatma said she believed her daughter was “a miracle, a reincarnation” of Vishnu.