Girl ‘Forced To Live Whole Life In Plastic Bowl’ Died On Xmas Day

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A teenage girl born without limbs who lived the majority of her life in a plastic bowl, tragically died on Christmas Day.

Rahma Haruna became famous around the world after a picture of her being carried by her brother was shared online, The Mirror reports.

The photojournalist who took the snap, Sani Maikatanga, shared the tragic news about the 19-year-old’s death on their Instagram page.

Rahma, from Kano, northern Nigeria, appeared to be a healthy baby but at six months old her growth suddenly stopped due to a mystery condition. It left her almost limbless and in constant pain.

Doctors were¬†baffled by Rahma’s condition, with some even suggesting she was struck down by a supernatural being called a ‘jinn’.

Her mother, Fadi, said:

From six months when she learnt how to sit that was when it began. She didn’t learn how to crawl. She started with a fever and that was it. Then stomach pains. Then her body parts like hands and legs. She cannot use any if the ache strikes.

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Rahma needed to be in the plastic bowl in order to keep herself upright and was recently given a wheelchair so she could be pushed around by her family.

Despite her limitations she spoke of her dream to run a small shop as a grocer, but sadly she did not live long enough to make that wish come true.

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R.I.P. Rahma.