Touched by family’s misfortune


  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 25 Mar 2020

Zamzuri (squatting) with Devanathan (standing, right) presenting the items to Adeeba Raisha (on wheelchair). With them are Ahmad Asrol (light blue T-shirt), Che Hasma (with floral scarf) and their other children in front of their house in Kubang Pasu, Kedah.

THE family of 10-year-old Adeeba Raisha Ahmad Asrol, who is wheelchair-bound following complications to her spine in 2017, is thankful to Econsave supermarket for contributing basic household items and electrical appliances to them.

Adeeba Raisha’s mother Che Hasma Ahmad, 33, said the timely aid would enable the family to start life anew after their house in Kubang Pasu, Kedah, was destroyed in a fire last year.

“We feel grateful to Econsave for handing over the daily necessities to us.

“For others, it may be small but it means a lot to us.

“My daughter Adeeba was delighted with the blender that we received.

“Every day, she would ask me to prepare blended malt chocolate drink for her using the machine,” she said.

It was reported in January that the fire, which gutted their house, also destroyed Adeeba Raisha’s school items and wheelchair.

Zamzuri (right)   chatting with Adeeba Raisha      (on wheelchair)    and her adopted  sister Afizatul Dzatiey Dzulhairi, 12.Zamzuri (right) chatting with Adeeba Raisha (on wheelchair) and her adopted sister Afizatul Dzatiey Dzulhairi, 12.

Her father Ahmad Asrol Ahmad, 33, an ex-policeman had pawned his mobile phone for RM200 on New Year’s Eve to buy school uniform for her and her three siblings.

The Star reported in August last year on the alleged bullying case in which Adeeba Raisha claimed that she was regularly assaulted by three schoolmates who also extorted money from her.

The abuse allegedly led to her having complications in her spine until she was confined to a wheelchair.

Econsave general manager Zamzuri Mansor, who recently handed over the items to the family, said the contribution was part of the ‘Econsave Prihatin’ programme to provide RM1,000 worth of necessities and electrical items to them.

“Since early this year, Econsave has donated relief aid to more than 30 different families.

“The contributions are given to those living nearby the Econsave branches who are in need of help.

“We have two branches in Sungai Petani and one in Pokok Sena.

Workers repairing the roofing of Adeeba Raisha’s house in Kampung Gerbi, Ayer Hitam in Kubang Pasu.Workers repairing the roofing of Adeeba Raisha’s house in Kampung Gerbi, Ayer Hitam in Kubang Pasu.

“We target poor and needy families, victims of accidents, families whose homes were destroyed by fire, and those with chronic illnesses,” he said.

Zamzuri also said Econsave was also involved in the ‘Back to School’ programme.

“In this year’s ‘Back to School’ programme, Econsave Pokok Sena contributed school items to 30 poor students,” he said.

Also present was Econsave Pokok Sena branch manager B. Devanathan.

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