Little Yasmine makes new friends at hospital

  • Nation
  • Friday, 09 May 2003


KUALA LUMPUR: Although Yasmine Wa'adi keeps smiling, the pain from her wounds is evident for this Iraqi girl who lost both her legs when her house was bombed last month. 

Grimacing while trying to move her knee, Yasmine, nine, has found new friends at the Chinese Maternity Hospital here. 

The plucky girl, who arrived here on Monday after her plight was highlighted by the Joint Media Team Malaysia, is in high spirits. 

She played with new friends – Hanna Nadia Adam, four, and her brother Hazim Norman, six, – under her father Wa'adi Makhtoor's watchful eyes. 

Yasmine is seeking medical treatment here. The hospital authorities are looking for a suitable wheelchair for her. 

PLAYTIME: Yasmine, Hanna Nadia and Hazim Norman having fun at the Chinese Matenity Hospital in Kuala Lumpur on Wedenesday.

In the meantime, she is given counselling. 

Wa'adi said his daughter had picked up some Malay and English words, while she taught Arabic terms to Hanna Nadia and Hazim Norman. 

“She is an active child. She makes friends easily and loves to be with people,” he said through a translator.  

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