Vujicic gave Nur Damia's mother hope

Vujicic gave Nur Damia's mother hope
Despite the challenges, Dr Daeng Malis and Rosnaini always see the positive side of things and want only the best for Nur Damia.

HULU TERENGGANU, Malaysia - When Rosnaini Mohamad learnt that her daughter Nur Damia Irsalina would grow up without limbs, she was naturally heartbroken.

For months, the nurse from Kuala Telemong cried and felt sorry for her third child, who would have to face the world without arms and legs.

"I could not bear the thought of little Nik (Nur Damia's nickname) growing up in this condition," said Rosnaini at her home here.

It all changed one day in December 2007. Rosnaini and husband Dr Daeng Malis Ab Kahar watched a video of Australian motivational speaker Nick Vujicic when Nur Damia was four-months-old.

Vujicic, then a 24-year-old, was born with tetra-amelia syndrome (a congenital disorder characterised by the absence of all four limbs) - the exact condition that Nur Damia has.

The video showed a happy Vujicic swimming, surfing on a board, and playing all kinds of sports - enjoying life like any other person would.

"I broke down and cried because for the first time, I felt there was hope for my little girl," said Rosnaini.

When they heard that Vujicic was in Malaysia last month, the couple bundled up the entire family and drove to Kuala Lumpur to meet their hero.

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