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Toddler born with 8 limbs making recovery

Last November, we told you about the little girl who was born with 8 limbs, the result of what doctors call a “parasitic twin”. The girl underwent 24 hours of surgery by 30 surgeons, and we’re happy to report that she is recovering nicely and even has taken her first steps:

Lakshmi’s mother Poonam said her daughter, named for the six-limbed Hindu goddess, gets closer to being a “normal child” with each day that passes, the Daily Telegraph reported.

“Lakshmi always knew she was different,” the girl’s mother told Channel 4. “After the operation she instinctively started behaving like a normal child — it’s like she had always been waiting for the opportunity.”

“When she was put in the baby walker she started pushing herself backwards with her legs and burst into laughter with a huge grin on her face,” Poonam Tatma said in the report. “She loves it.”