10-year-old girl suffers same kidney disease as late sister

SHE’S just 10 years old, but Siti Aufa Mohd Rosdi has to take 19 pills daily after being diagnosed with a kidney disease, Harian Metro reported.

She often has to skip school due to her weak condition, besides having to go to the hospital every month for a check-up.

Her mother Suhada Hamzah, 39, has been in despair since Siti Aufa became ill at the age of five.

Furthermore, it was the same disease that killed Siti Aufa’s elder sister in 2018.

“I noticed something was wrong when Siti Aufa started having difficulty urinating and her face began to swell.

“When the doctor confirmed the terrible condition, my heart almost stopped. I couldn’t believe. She is so young and is such an active child.”

Siti Aufa is the fifth among nine siblings.

Suhada said her family was now struggling to make ends meet.

Her 55-year-old husband had to quit his contractor job due to nervous system disorders.

“He can no longer do heavy work after a road accident and falling from a tree several years ago,” she said.

Her family has been putting up at her brother’s house for the past five years, she said, adding that she earns an income by selling durian seedlings and taking food orders.

> Model and actress Alicia Amin, who recently appeared in the horror movie Rasuk, said her modelling career has somewhat played second fiddle to her acting.

She was earning more from acting compared with modelling, Kosmo! quoted her as saying.

However, she said it was wrong to say that she was no longer active in modelling.

“I’m still a model; I’m just not doing it full time,” said Alicia, 27.

She also said that her role as Kak Fiza in Rasuk had been a challenging one, especially when she had to drive a vintage van.

“I had to be like a mechanic. I needed to learn about machines and vehicles,” she added. She loved the role, though.

“Her personality is a lot like mine, rough, sassy and unpretentious,” said Alicia, who had taken part in the show Asia’s Next Top Model.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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