By now most of you have heard the story of Lakshmi Tatma, a two-year-old Bihari girl born with eight limbs. Lakshmi’s doctor Sharan Patil participated in a chat today with Washington Post readers.
Lakshmi’s parents selected her name because of her physical resemblance to the Hindu goddess. Somehow it seems fitting that the surgery took place during Diwali.
The cost of the surgery is being covered by the Sparsh Foundation, the charitable arm of Bangalore’s Sparsh Hospital. Those interested in making a donation to the Foundation should click here.