9-year-old Malaysian Down Syndrome artist raises RM80,000 to help kids in need of surgery

Maryam is living proof that anyone, regardless of their disability, can do their part for charity. Photos: Sharifah Sarah Syed Mohamed Tahir

Maryam Khairul Anuar is only nine years old and has Down Syndrome, but she has successfully raised about RM80,000 for charity.

The talented artist has sold 95 pieces of her artwork through Maryam Saves A Heart (MSAH), her fundraising campaign to aid children needing surgery at Kuala Lumpur’s Institut Jantung Negara (IJN).

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