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TLC Bids A Final Farewell To "Mermaid Girl" Shiloh Pepin

Last night TLC aired Mermaid Girl: The Last Six Months, their last documentary about Shiloh Pepin, the adorable ten-year-old whose struggles with sirenomelia or "mermaid syndrome" the network followed in a series of specials, and who passed away in October.

The documentary portrays the last six months of Shiloh's life as full of challenges and triumphs, and was kind of excruciating to watch, knowing the way it was going end. The lesson Shiloh's caring family drew from her life was to appreciate each day as if it were the last, a lesson that, along with celebration of Shiloh's enthusiasm for life, excuses somewhat the kind of exploitative nature of this special. In the clip above, Shiloh's family and friends flood a church a week after her death for a tearful and loving memorial service.


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