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Inspiring Teenage Girl Who Lived Her Entire Life In A Bucket Tragically Dies On Christmas Day

Inspiring Teenage Girl Who Lived Her Entire Life In A Bucket Tragically Dies On Christmas Day

An incredible teenage girl who was born without limbs and relied on a plastic bucket to live her life has tragically passed away on Christmas Day.

Rahma Haruna found worldwide fame after a photograph of her being carried by her brother, Fahad, in a plastic bucket went viral online.


The Mirror

19-year-old Rahma from Kano, Nigeria, was a healthy baby but at six months old she suddenly stopped growing due to a mystery condition. She was limbless and in constant pain.

“From six months when she learned how to sit, that was when it began,” explained her Mother, Fadi, “She didn’t learn how to crawl. She had a fever, then stomach pains. She cannot use [her hands and legs] when the ache strikes.”


TheMirror

Doctors were baffled by Rahma’s condition, with some suggesting she was struck down by an evil supernatural being called a “jinn”.

Rahma relied on a plastic bucket to remain upright and was given a wheelchair so she could be pushed around by her family.

Her brother, Fahad, said, “I help her in many ways. Bathing her is another thing I do. And taking her out every day.”

“I feel happy when I see people helping her. I like taking her to our relatives. She feels happy when we visit them.”


TheMirror

Despite her disability, Rahma was always grateful to her family for “helping me a lot” and “giving me anything I need” and was full of hope for her future.

Rahma hoped to start a business and own her own grocery store, but tragically that wish would not come true.

We can all take inspiration from Rahma’s incredible strength and story. RIP, Rahma.


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