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VIDEO: Girl born without arms or legs lives in plastic bowl

Rahma Haruna
Rahma Haruna
Rahma Haruna
Rahma Haruna
Rahma Haruna being dressed
Rahma Haruna being dressed
Rahma Haruna being dressed
Rahma Haruna being dressed
Rahma Haruna being dressed
Rahma Haruna being dressed

A teenage girl born without limbs lives her life in a plastic bowl.

Rahma Haruna is a bright, happy girl, despite suffering from a mystery condition that stopped her arms and legs developing properly - leaving her practically limbless and in constant pain.

The 19-year- old, from Kano, Nigeria, was born a healthy baby but when she turned six months old her growth came to a sudden halt and she stopped hitting key development milestones.

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.”

Rahma’s family do their best to provide her with a fulfilling life and transport her around the village in a plastic bowl.

Rahma said: “They help me a lot. How do they? They give me anything I need.”