A 2-year-old Panamanian girl born a conjoined twin was separated at 20 days of life, leaving one twin deceased and the surviving twin, Ana Paula, with three legs, a third kidney, and other complexities.
This weekend the girl underwent a rare complex surgery in Los Angeles that has never been documented in medical text books.
Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.
The toddler’s trip to Los Angeles for treatment was made possible through a collaborative effort between Shriners Hospitals for Children – Los Angeles and the Children of War Foundation, which secured funding for Ana Paula’s medical costs and long-term rehabilitative care.
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To donate to help cover Ana Paula’s medical care go to Shrinershospitals.org.