'Miracle' Girl With Heart Beating Outside Her Chest Defies the Odds Following Grim Prognosis

Playing 8-Year-Old With Beating Heart Outside Chest Defies The Odds

A young girl who was born with her heart outside her chest is a walking miracle. 

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When Virsaviya Borun was born in Russia, doctors gave her mom, Dari, a grim prognosis.  

“They told me she's not going to be able to walk or talk,” she told Inside Edition.   

Her condition is known as Pentalogy of Cantrell. It stops the rib cage from growing and leaves the heart exposed and covered by only a thin layer of skin. 

While 90 percent of babies with the condition die at birth, 8-year-old Virsaviya is proving doctors wrong. 

When the popular second grader attends school in Hollywood, Fla., she wears a chest shield under her uniform.  At home, she takes it off because she finds its hard protective shell extremely uncomfortable.  

Despite not having a diaphragm, the Russian-born girl loves to sing. The young girl also loves to dance and takes a hip-hop class, showing that nothing can hold her back. 

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Her doctor, Jonathon Fox, marvels at her progress.

“Her body has moved this heart to an area where right now it can maintain proper blood pressure, proper circulation and proper breathing,” he said. “As she gets older, we have to watch because we don't know how it's gonna grow.”

Dari also showcases her daughter's progress on Instagram, highlighting special events and insight into their lives. 

Every day is a blessing 🙌🏻 When we going through the hard times we can seem to be fine for others but at the same time cry out to God for help in our souls , see nightmares , feel depressed , be frustrated and loose hope . At this moments we still have to find something to be grateful for , something that makes us happy . We have to find strength to smile and find a reason to go and try over and over again , to fight for your dreams , to have faith at least as a mustard seed size 👌🏻 its understandable to have a fear to start try again when we failed even once but Jesus will support our faith and will direct us , will bless our path . Even if those bad moments , sickness , fears , failures , struggles seems to be pending months and months we have to believe in ourselves, believe in a God's amazing plan for us ✝️ believe in miracles 💖Only this way Jesus will bring us to succeed ✊🏼Please Have faith 🙏🏾... at least as small as that mustard seed and you will see miracles in your life 🏆💎 @fit_thick_riri #fitthickriri #VirsaviyaWarrior #virsaviyaartheart #prayforbathsheba #teamjesus #teambathsheba #staystrong #stillstrong #stillbeautiful #prayerworks #ibelieve #godisgood #godisgreat #inspiration #motivation #nevergiveup #jesuslovesyou #ilovejesus #justbreathe #justbelieve #nofear #dontbeafraid #jesus #godfather

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To help cover the medical bills, her mother has set up a fundraising page on YouCaring.com. For more information, click here.