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Girl who lived in plastic bowl her whole life passes away

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 1, 2017, 6:46 pm IST
Updated Jan 1, 2017, 6:48 pm IST
Despite her severe physical handicap, she had dreams of starting her own business one day.
Rahma Haruna, 19, (left) not only has to endure chronic pain but also spends her waking hours in a plastic bowl, which her family carry her around in. (Credit: YouTube)
 Rahma Haruna, 19, (left) not only has to endure chronic pain but also spends her waking hours in a plastic bowl, which her family carry her around in. (Credit: YouTube)

A Nigerian teenager who was forced to live most of her life in a plastic bowl because she was born without limbs is now no more. Rahma Haruna, who suffered from a mysterious medical condition that caused her hands and legs to stop growing after the age of six months, died on Christmas day.

The 19-year-old shot to world fame when photojournalist Sani Maikatanga clicked a picture of her being carried by her brother and posted it online. He was the one who shared the sad news about the girl’s death on social media. Haruna, who lived with her family in the village of Lahadin Makole, in Nigeria, not only had to endure chronic pain but would also spend most of her waking hours in a plastic bowl, which her family carried her around in. Her brother, Fahad, used to take her to the city of Kano every day to beg for handouts.

 

 

 

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Despite her severe physical handicap, she had dreams of starting her own business one day. “A grocery store and anything people buy, that is what I want,” she had told The Telegraph in an interview.

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