No hands and legs, but mum perseveres for kids

KOTA BARU - Zabedah Setapa from Kampung Membatu, Ketereh, here, was born without hands and legs but that did not stop her from bringing up three children on her own.

The 43-year-old was given a surprise gift when her eldest child, Mohd Imran Badrul, 13, presented her a flower in conjunction with Mothers Day yesterday.

"I was touched when Imran handed me a flower.

"I didn't even know that it was Mothers Day.

"Even though it is just a plastic flower, I am happy with the gift as it shows that he appreciates my efforts in raising him and his siblings," she said at her house here yesterday.

Imran said he and his siblings, Mohd Adam, 10, and Nor Farah, 6, decided to surprise their mother to show their appreciation for her work in raising them.

"We are grateful to have a mother like her. Although she is handicapped, she is raising us like normal mothers."