Chinese woman has 26 needles in body
When Luo Cuifen was 26, she found out a likely reason why.
Doctors discovered more than two dozen sewing needles embedded in her body, some piercing her vital organs.
X-rays of her head and torso look like a dart board.
Doctors believe the needles were driven into her body when Luo was days old. One in the top of her skull could only have been stuck there when the bones in her head were still soft.
“They wanted her dead,” said Qu Rei, a spokesman at Richland International Hospital in Yunnan province, which has agreed to surgically remove the first six of the 26 needles in her body today. “The fact she is still alive is a medical miracle.”