Child with heart defect aspires to save lives

Happy family: Nursyafiqah leaning on her mother Norsadasuria. Looking on are (from left) grandmother Saadah Taib, 67, Md Noor, Shahrill, Nursyafiqah’s sister Nurul Ain Shahrill Shanizam, nine, and brother Fakhrul Harith Shahrill Shanizam, six. Star Foundation donated RM17,500 for Nursyafiqah’s surgeries.

ALOR SETAR: After surviving two surgeries to fix her congenital heart defect, there is only one thing Nursyafiqah Shahrill Shanizam wants to be when she grows up.

“A doctor,” the 12-year-old said, in a shy yet determined voice.

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