Rahma Haruna, is a severely disabled Nigerian girl who became well known when photos of her appeared online few years back and eventually died 25th of December, on a Christmas day.
At the age of six months, Haruna's legs and arms stopped growing except for one of her arms. She was the victim of an unknown disease that left her disabled, unable to do basic tasks such as walking, crawling or even handling most items.
When Rahma Haruna was born, she was born very healthy. It was very difficult for the family to even think that she would suffer from this big problem. Her mother Fadi while describing the whole scenario says, ” She was healthy for almost 6 six months from her birth. When She turned six months old, her body stopped to grow more. When she learned how to sit, it was the time when her situation began to worsen. She didn’t learn to crawl.
Practically immobile and in chronic pain, for many years she spent most of her waking hours in a plastic bowl, which her family transported her around in.
Her younger brother Fahad would take her into the city each day to beg for handouts, her family were very supportive, even Rahma said that they always provide her everything she needed and were never shy to show her people as part of their family.
Rahma’s life is an inspiration for everyone. Beside leading so painful life, she had entrepreneurial ambition. She dreamt of opening her own grocery shop.
I thank God in everything I do. I want to start a business. A grocery store where people can buy anything, that is what I want.
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