Lakshmi Tatma

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8-Limbed Indian Tot Walking

3 months after her surgery, delighted Lakshmi takes first steps

(Newser) - Three months after she underwent an intensive, 27-hour hour operation to remove her parasitic twin's four limbs, 2-year-old Indian tot Lakshmi Tatma, is beginning to walk with assistance, reports the Daily Telegraph. "When she was put in the baby walker she started pushing herself backwards with her legs and... More »

Girl Born With 8 Limbs Gets to Go Home

Doctors say little Lakshmi in India is doing well

(Newser) - The 2-year-old girl whose extra limbs were removed in a marathon surgery left a Bangalore hospital today for home. Doctors say Lakshmi Tata, born with four arms and four legs from a conjoined twin, will recover, but they cautioned she will need more surgery, BBC reports. "Lakshmi is normal,... More »

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