After one operation and 40 days the Indian girl once revered as
a goddess is on her feet and about to leave hospital.
Two-year-old Lakshmi Tatma, a conjoined twin born with four arms
and four legs, stood for the first time six days ago following a
groundbreaking 27-hour operation in November.
Her delighted parents Poonam and Shambu told how they watched in
disbelief as their daughter climbed to her feet months sooner than
Her delighted parents Poonam and Shambu (pictured) told how they
watched in disbelief as their daughter climbed to her feet
"We were warned it could be several months before she had enough
strength in her legs to stand," said mum Poonam.
"But she has shocked everyone, including the doctors.
"A few days after the operation she was signalling with two
fingers to show she understood her other limbs were gone.
"As soon as
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