Shiloh Jade Pepin (August 4, 1999 – October 23, 2009) was born in Kennebunkport, Maine, United States ,she was a child, unlike others with her lower extremities fused, no bladder, no uterus, no rectum, only 6 inches of large colon, no vagina, and with only one quarter of a kidney and one ovary. Her parents initially anticipated she could expect only a few months of life. At age 3, her natural kidney failed, and she began dialysis. A kidney transplant at age 2 lasted a number of years, and in 2007 a second kidney transplant was successful.She learned how to swim with her conjoined legs. She attended Consolidated Elementary School. She remained hopeful about her disability,and joked often,and lived as a "mermaid girl", she lived her life happily, despite her challenges as seen in her TLC reality documentary in "Extraordinary People: Mermaid Girl". We're despite having her legs fused she lived an ordinary life.
Shiloh and her family were debating surgery because of the risks involved, even though it would improve her quality of life. Many people who have this condition receive surgery when they are young, but Shiloh was already 8 years old in the documentary and had not received surgery. Shiloh was the only one of the three survivors of sirenomelia without surgery for separation of the conjoined legs. The effects of the surgery factored to her death while recovering.