Sad News

If you're a long-time reader of my blog, you might remember when I wrote a posting about Shiloh Pepin, the little girl known on TLC as "the mermaid girl." She had been born with "mermaid syndrome" where her legs were fused together as one. Through appearances on Oprah, TLC and various other shows, Shiloh stole the hearts of millions and educated a lot of people on her condition.

I just found out that on October 24th, Shiloh passed away in Maine Medical Center after two weeks of fighting pneumonia.

Shiloh was a fifth-grader at Kennebunkport Consolidated School. "She was such a shining personality in that building," said Maureen King, chairwoman of the board of the regional school district.

She was such an inspiration to so many people and it's nice to see that despite the doctors predicting a survival of a few days, she spent 10 happy years on Earth.

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