Deformed Baby Initially Denied Surgery Goes Home

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A deformed Samoan baby, who was initially banned from entering New Zealand nine months ago, is going home after receiving life-saving treatment in the U.S.; it is being reported by

Miracletina Julie Nanai, nicknamed Miracle, was born with extreme deformities, especially around the face, and doctors did not expect her to survive, according to the Web site.

Miracle underwent reconstructive surgery at Miami Children's Hospital and chief of plastic surgery S. Anthony Wolfe said she could live a "long, long" time.