‘Hope2Walk’ Campaign Child Activist Dies

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KUALA LUMPUR – A 13-year-old cerebral palsy patient An-Nur Mohd Affandi who had been actively campaigning for the ‘Hope2Walk’ since 2012, died early today.

Hope2Walk volunteer Faizal Riduan said the teenager breathed her last at 12.58am.

Her remains were buried at the Sungai Kantan Muslim Cemetery in Kajang before Friday prayers, he said.

Faizal said in 2012, An-Nur and her sister, Annisa, who also suffered from the same disease, grabbed public attention to raise funds to enable them to get specialist treatment at the Erkang Hospital in Beijing, China.

“However, Anissa died a few months before the treatment began,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

According to Faizal, the story of the struggle of the two daughters of Mohd Affandi Ramli and wife, Raja Rohaisham Raja Muhaiddin will be compiled in a book entitled, ‘Surat Untuk Anak’, he added.

In October 2013, An-Nur, together with Hope2Walk activists had submitted a memorandum to then education minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at Parliament to demand the right of schooling for children with serious illnesses.

The girl had also starred in a documentary drama titled, ‘Annur Nak Sekolah’, produced in conjunction with the Freedom Film Fest 2014. – BERNAMA