Teenager, 19, born without arms and legs and forced to live in a plastic BUCKET in Nigeria dies on Christmas Day



Rahma Haruna suffered from a mystery condition which meant her body did not grow
She was carried around in a plastic bowl in order to keep her upright
Her death was announced by photojournalist Sani Maikatanga
Rahma's condition was incredibly painful for her

A teenage girl who spent her life being carried around in a plastic bowl because her body stopped growing when she was a baby has died.

Tragic Rahma Haruna became famous around the world after a picture of her being carried by her 10-year-old brother was shared online.

Photojournalist Sani Maikatanga, who took the photo, shared news of the 19-year-old's death.






She wrote: 'Rahma Haruna a 19 years old girl has passed away on Sunday 25th of December 2016. May Almighty grant her Jannatul Firdaus (Paradise) ... amen (sic).'

Rahma, from Kano, northern Nigeria, appeared to be a healthy baby, but she was born with a mystery condition which meant her body stopped developing, even though her head grew to the size of a normal teenager's.
She is believed to have been in constant pain because of the condition, and needed to be in the plastic bowl in order to keep herself upright.
The teenager was recently been given a wheelchair so that she could be pushed around in her bowl.
She had spoken of her desire to one day become a grocer and run a small shop.
The teenager had spoken of her desire to become a grocer and run a small shop
The teenager had spoken of her desire to become a grocer and run a small shop
Source: Dave Burke For Mailonline -  Daily Mail UK
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