14 septiembre 2007

Angelina Jolie’s daughter may need corrective surgery to correct congenital condition.

*Rarely do you see a paparazzi photo of 2 ½-year-old Zahara Jolie-Pitt without her being carried in the arms of her famous mommy and daddy – and there may be a reason for that.

According to Star magazine, the toddler suffers from hip dysplasia, a congenital condition in which the thigh is improperly connected to the hip and affects a person’s ability to walk. Zahara reportedly needs braces to help re-set her limbs.

Parents Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly considering corrective surgery for the little one, who was born in Ethiopia on January 8, 2005 as Tena Adama and adopted by Jolie and Pitt in July 2005 from an orphanage in Addis Ababa.

"Brad and Angelina have talked with their pediatrician, who told them Zahara may need to have surgery,” a source told the magazine.

Zahara was an AIDS orphan who suffered from malnutrition and dehydration at the time of her adoption. Medics also discovered she had a rickets fracture in her arm and salmonella poisoning. Jolie stated at the time that Zahara " was six months and not nine pounds. Her skin, you could squeeze it, it stuck together."

Fast forward to last week, when Jolie and Zahara were photographed in NYC together sporting matching handbags from Valentino.

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