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Pamela Prindle Fierro

Manar Maged Dies From Brain Infection

By March 26, 2006

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Reuters News Service reports that Manar Maged passed away on Saturday in Cairo, due to a severe infection in her brain. The Egyptian girl was born with an underdeveloped twin attached at the head, a condition described as craniopagus parasiticus, a rare form of conjoined twinning. A thirteen-hour procedure in February 2005 successfully separated Manar Maged from her underdeveloped twin, who was capable of blinking and smiling but not independently sustainable. Manar Maged would have been two years old on Thursday, March 30th.
June 20, 2008 at 9:21 am
(1) Nicole says:

I didn’t know she died :( how very sad.

September 23, 2008 at 7:26 pm
(2) Mohammed waleed sharshera says:

my father was the asistant of doctor lotfy in the operation of the separation …….and this is my email 4 any one need more info doctorsharshera_2004@hotmail.com

October 30, 2008 at 12:02 am
(3) violette says:

I see a documentary about Manar tonight on the TV, as i couldnt find out what happen, so I went on internet to find out, and find out she died and its happen to be my son’s birthday, my heart and pray goes to the parent and family, noone deserve what happen to her and she was so brave.
violette 30 oct 2008

October 30, 2008 at 6:01 pm
(4) Kali says:

I just saw the Bodyshock documentary and wanted to know what happened to Manar. I looked on google and found so many news sites saying she had died. So very sad!

You could see she was different after the operation. Clearly they had to operate or she would’ve died but she was such a pretty baby and it’s so very sad. She had beautiful happy eyes. I was so hoping it was a happy story but sadly not.

My thoughts go out to all her family members, especially her survivng twin and her parents.

Rest in Peace Manar xxx

August 3, 2009 at 2:02 am
(5) NJ says:

I am so sad for the family to see Manar passed away, they just aired the show about her operation tonight. Such a sweet, happy little girl.

August 5, 2009 at 10:30 pm
(6) C says:

so sad to read that she died.
saw the documentary just now.
it’s true, she was different after the operation. a light went out in her. but they did an incredible job to succeed with the surgery.
moved and saddened me completely.

RIP little Manar

May 16, 2010 at 7:12 pm
(7) lyndsay says:

It is so sad how it all turned out, I was so hoping for a happy ending. The baby survived so much and such major surgery. My thoughts are with the family. What a brave little girl!

October 27, 2010 at 1:24 am
(8) Lex says:

Just saw the Bodyshock documentary, and Googled what happened to Manar as the result was not in the program.

This saddened me greatly, and indeed induced tears.

RIP Manar, you were so strong, and RIP Islam, the parasitic twin.

My thoughts are with the family.

October 27, 2010 at 11:45 pm
(9) sims says:

awwww! I cant believe she died! i was already sad when the other twin died..i feel soo bad for the parents! imagine what they’re going through, poor Manar
My prayers go out to the family

November 22, 2010 at 6:31 am
(10) bejay says:

just saw the documentary. my heart goes out to the family. how brave of all of them to face such a difficult situation. my prays are with manar and islam. may they rest in peace.

December 7, 2010 at 10:06 am
(11) mystery says:

She is with her sister again… but how very sad for the parents.

February 13, 2011 at 5:27 am
(12) adam says:

Inna lillhai wa inna ilehi rajeeon

“We belong to the creator and to Him we shall return” – the Quran

It is indeed a great great loss. i guess you have to be a parent of a child to understand what this loss means. Whatever happens, happens for the good and in it we must find peace and move on. She was a beautiful child before the surgery and clearly a changed person afterwards. There was definitely damage that was irrevocable and something that would have had put her through more torment in life.

My prayers are with the family.

July 7, 2011 at 1:06 am
(13) sd says:

They were both so cute. Beautiful babies. In the midst of something so tragic were two very beautiful beings.

February 21, 2012 at 7:36 am
(14) Bikergirl says:

I just watched the documentary about Manar here in South Africa. I wanted to find out how she was doing and have a look at her progress. I was so shocked to hear that she had passed away.

I could also see that once the operation was done litlle Mnar had changed…

Sad, so sad…may she and Islam (The parasitic twin) rest in peace.

March 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm
(15) she says:

when they made the surgery, they let Islaam died.. just because Manar have the complete body? oh come on.. Islaam’s condition is more sad than Manar.. =

April 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm
(16) Ali says:

Stll in 2012 Manar is living among us, and her story deeply touches our hearts, with her pretty smile and beautiful look she is an angel …. Rest in Peace Manar…

April 24, 2012 at 11:23 am
(17) leanne says:

I have just watched the Bodyshock documentary, and like many others, wondered what happened to Manar.

How sad to hear she passed away, I hope her family are well and that she and Islam are resting in peace.

It was lovely to see that the doctors and nurses did what they could for Manar and her family.

October 22, 2012 at 9:48 am
(18) Annie says:

Watched the documentary and in the same way it touched so many other viewers hearts, wanted to, hoped to hear all had turned out well.

So sad, for all. Where to from here?

Perhaps, more can be done for the Benha Childrens hospital – who gave so much to look after this case? And with an entire annual budget of the hospital being – 320,000LE (reported as 300,000 GBP)?

Did anyone else spot the number of children in the shots – who appeared to be waiting for treatment?

I am not advocating any discussion or judgement as to money spent..but in Manar and Islam’s memory.. more so on what could be done now to offer other children some medical attention?

Just a thought…

March 27, 2014 at 10:37 am
(19) Marha Viola says:

I saw a photo in Fb not really related to Manar’s case, and it lead me to Manar’s story… i watched the video in youtube and found myself curiously seeking answers on what happened to Manar after the operation. It’s been so long, 2006, it’s already 2014 but can’t help but to feel a little pinch in my heart for what happened to poor baby Manar.

God bless all the people who helped her and her family as well…

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