Last December 17, I posted this video about the Little Mermaid or the Mermaid Girl, Shiloh Pepin:
She captured the hearts of many who followed her condition on TV and the internet:
Unfortunately, she died fighting a serious case of pneumonia on October 23, 2009 at the young age of 10. Nobody expected her to last even half as long, but her death reverberated in the hearts of the many who followed her story. I guess what made her different was the joy with which she faced life, despite the cruel hand fate dealt her. She didn’t act like someone who was born deformed, whose life was in constant peril, every single day of her life. She chose to live life as if she were the luckiest girl in the world. We could learn a thing or two from her. I hear many people, myself included, whine about worries that pale in comparison to what this young girl suffered. Sometimes it really is all about perspective. There’s no such thing as a great life or a horrible life; it’s just how we choose to live it. I really wish I could find a copy of the documentaries that aired on TLC.