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

Inspirational - Inside Edition Staff

When Virsaviya Borun was born in Russia, doctors gave her a grim prognosis. Her condition is known as Pentalogy of Cantrell. It stops the rib cage from growing, leaving the heart exposed, covered by only a thin layer of skin. While 90 percent of babies with the condition die at birth, Virsaviya is beating the odds. Her mom loves to share her incredible story on social media.