What's Hot on SlashControl: NGC's The Girl with Eight Limbs
by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 20th 2009 2:02PM
You see some amazing stuff on the National Geographic Channel, and one of the most watched videos on SlashControl right now is "The Girl With Eight Limbs."
It tells the story of Lakshmi Tatma, a girl born with four arms and four legs, who also carries a rare parasitic conjoined twin that could kill her. The episode delves into the fact that the people in Lakshmi's village actually revere her, because they see her as the Hindu Goddess of Wealth and Fortune in human form.
What I see in this girl is a shining example of someone whose gone through more than most of us will ever go through, but who continues to smile through it all.
Watch the episode for yourself, and you'll see what I mean. Even after her complex surgery and ongoing rehab and therapy, she seems to take it all in stride. Lakshmi Tatma truly is a goddess.