Four months ago, the circumference of Roona Begum's head was 94 centimeters -- almost triple the size of a normal baby -- due to 10 liters of excess fluid inside her brain.
Born in a remote village in northeastern India, Roona was diagnosed with an extreme form of hydrocephalus and was given only a few months to live.
After five high-risk surgeries, Roona pulled through and her head is now down to a circumference of 58 centimeters.
She can now move her head around, she is more playful and most importantly, she can see.
Back in her village, Roona has become the center of attention.
It's too early to tell if she will ever be completely normal -- several operations still lie ahead, but the signs so far are promising.
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