Nine-month-old Milagros Cerron is carried by a doctor at the hospital in Lima.
Nine-month-old Milagros Cerron is carried by a doctor at the hospital in Lima, on February 1, 2005. The Peruvian baby dubbed the "Little Mermaid" because she was born with a rare condition in which her legs are fused, will have surgery this month to try to separate them, doctors said. Nine-month-old Milagros Cerron; her name means miracles in Spanish, is one of only a handful of the estimated 1-in-60,000 to 100,000 people born with sirenomelia, or mermaid syndrome, to have lived more than a few hours, experts say. Picture taken February 1, 2005. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares PO