Baby Nur Umairah dies in hospital due to complication

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 11 Jul 2019

IPOH: An eight-month-old baby’s battle against hydrocephalus has come to an end, with her family saying their loved one is in a better place now.

Nur Umairah Jannah died at Hospital Cancelor Tuanku Mukhriz (HCTM) in Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur at 3pm yesterday.

The family’s neighbour, Mastura Meor Razali, said she received the news from the family of Nur Umairah.

“Her aunt called me in tears. I was told that she passed away due to some unforeseen circumstances. It broke my heart, but I know Nur Umairah is in a better place right now.

“We want to thank everyone who has offered to help her. Ever since her story went viral, the family told me that they received help almost every day. We thank you, everyone, for all your kind help, moral support and prayers.

“We also want to thank the doctors and medical teams from HCTM for their dedication and hard work to save Nur Umairah. What’s important here is that we have tried our best, but Allah loves her more,” she told The Star.

Nur Umairah’s story touched Malaysians after The Star reported her condition on June 29.

Born with hydrocephalus – which is having cerebrospinal fluid build up within the ventricles of her brain and increasing in the head – Nur Umairah was under the care of her aunt Nurul Shafi­kah Zainuddin, 19.

On Tuesday, Nur Umairah re­ceived a visit from the Prime Minis­ter’s wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali.

Nurul Shafikah thanked those who offered help to her niece.

“It will be hard, but as a family, we have to accept this and keep Nur Umairah in our good memories.

“I will always remember how she smiled at me before she left for her operation. I will miss her so much,” she added.

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