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USA: Three-legged child flown to US for miracle operation01:14

USA: Three-legged child flown to US for miracle operation

United States, Los Angeles
July 3, 2014 at 12:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

A one-year-old baby left with an extra limb after being born as a conjoined twin began the gradual process of surgery at Shriners children's hospital in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Ana Paula, whose sister did not survive after birth, was previously conjoined to her twin through their vital organs. Although her sibling was removed, the child was left with two non-functional limbs alongside her single working leg. Doctors will remove both non-working legs, to restore more of the girl's mobility.

The Children of War Foundation stumped up the cash to bring Ana Paula and her mother, Lleana, to the US from Panama.

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A one-year-old baby left with an extra limb after being born as a conjoined twin began the gradual process of surgery at Shriners children's hospital in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Ana Paula, whose sister did not survive after birth, was previously conjoined to her twin through their vital organs. Although her sibling was removed, the child was left with two non-functional limbs alongside her single working leg. Doctors will remove both non-working legs, to restore more of the girl's mobility.

The Children of War Foundation stumped up the cash to bring Ana Paula and her mother, Lleana, to the US from Panama.

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