In a twist of fate, this Malaysian girl’s world has flipped entirely, as she woke up discovering that she has lost both her arms and legs. However, despite going through such an ordeal, she remains positive and determined to finish up her studies in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).
M’sian determined to finish her studies despite losing her arms & legs due to an infection
According to local newspaper Sinar Daily, Dayangku Siti Mashitah Awangku Sulaiman was in a coma for over a month due to a bacterial infection she suffered from a complication with her appendix. Unfortunately, the infection has caused her to lose both her arms and legs. After a month long of being trapped in a coma, the 22-year-old student woke up and discovered that she had lost her limbs.
Thankfully, the ordeal did not dampen her spirits and she has decided to continue her studies even though it was delayed by two months. She shared that her biggest pillar of strengths are her parents, and they’re the reason that she will not give up lightly.
“When I woke up from my coma and realised that I’ve lost both my arms and legs, they were there giving me encouragement and motivation”, she said.
Remains grateful for a second attempt in life
While many would be distraught by the circumstances she has endured, the UMS student remains grateful and thanked God for allowing her to live and vowed that she would start to live in the moment.
“I wish to pursue my tertiary education until I succeed, regardless”, she added.
In order for her dreams to become a reality, she is hopeful that she will be able to have access to facilities that are suitable to her condition. She mentioned that she is aware that there are advanced facilities for individuals like her. Following that, Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Mohammad Yusof Apdal said that the ministry is working closely with UMS to see what can be done to ease her study journey.
“I may not be able to leave the hospital for another two weeks, but I’m still excited to start my studies online”, she said.
However, her father Awangku Sulaiman Awangku Hamid who works as a fisherman is unable to afford the facilities for his child. For those who wish to help especially from a counseling standpoint can contact Dayangku Siti Mashitah’s mother Samariah directly through 014-3271496.
All the best in your future endeavours, we’re all rooting for you and speedy recovery.