The medical team responsible for the miraculous separation of Milagros's mermaid syndrome legs is here: Dr. Rubio, Dr. Adrianzen and Dr. Pinto.
Dr. Rubio says he believes that Milagros could someday walk. "I dream about that," he says. "I dream for that."
Before going in to the surgery, which was broadcast around Peru, Dr. Rubio says he was extremely nervous. "I think that 10 minutes before the surgery was the toughest time in my whole life," he says. "I was very, very nervous. And 10 minutes before the surgery, [Milagros] held my hand while I was walking her through to the operating room."