This is the personal blog of London photographer, backpacker, traveller Mark Coughlan. The intention of the blog is communicate updates from my personal website and on my photography projects and travels both in the UK and worldwide. When backpacking the obscure places on earth, this blog will be continually updated with images and thoughts from the road. [Read more about me]

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

The Girl with Eight Limbs....

So many people that I have spoken to about this programme missed this incredible story, recently on Channel 4 as part of their 'Bodyshock' series of documentaries.

Here is a brief introduction to the video clips below:
Two-year-old Lakshmi was born with one of the world's rarest physical abnormalities. Joined at the pelvis to her half-formed conjoined twin, she has four arms and four legs. In her remote Indian village she is revered as a living god. With exclusive access, this film follows Lakshmi's family on an epic emotional journey from their rural home to a hospital in Bangalore where her parents must decide whether to proceed with potentially life-threatening surgery to remove her extra limbs.

I have split the one-hour programme into 10 minute segments for easier viewing:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

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