‘Mermaid girl’ Shiloh Pepin dies at age 10 (with video)


Shiloh Pepin, the young girl born with a rare condition often called “Mermaid Syndrome,” passed away after a week-long hospitalization. She was 10 .

Shiloh, who appeared on Oprah and was featured on TLC, died at Maine Medical Center Friday afternoon. She was born with only one partially working kidney, no lower colon or genital organs and legs fused from the waist down.

Medical experts had predicted she would only survive only for days after her birth. But Shiloh defied the odds.