Watch: Virsaviya Borun - the girl whose heart beats outside her body
New Delhi : Unbelievable yet true, there is a girl whose heart beats outside her body as she giggles or executes normal tasks during the day.
No, it is not the case of body deformation but she is suffering from Pentalogy of Cantrell. The disease is very rare and affects only 5.5 newborns in 1 million live births; but it has severe, life-threatening complications.
A video of the girl, identified as Virsaviya Borun, has gone viral over the internet. In the video, she can be seen giggling as her heart pumps inside out of her chest.
“This is my heart. I’m the only one that has this,” she told the BBC in February as part of a short documentary on her.
“When I’m getting dressed, I put soft clothes on to not hurt my heart. And I just walk around, I jump, I fly, I run... Well, I am not supposed to run but I love running,” she said.
Doctors had warned her mother she would not survive but eight years later she is a “cheerful and talented” girl, who according to her Facebook Page enjoys “singing, attending art classes and making clay structures”.