An 18-year-old girl who was deprived of her hands and feet due to an extremely rare condition isn’t depressed about her life at all.
Despite suffering from Hemimelia, a rare birth defect, Noor Jaleela is proving her skills in various domains of life including singing, art, and public speaking.
Meet the determined teen in the video below.
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Noor, a resident of Calicut, India, is currently taking an undergrad study program in economics from one of the most prestigious colleges in India.
Instead of demanding 24/7 care and attention for herself, Noor decided to give whatever she can to others. As of now, she is working as a volunteer at the Institute of Palliative Care in Calicut.
Speaking to Barcroft TV, Noor revealed how she felt about herself in the initial stages due to the unbearable behavior of people.
She said: “When I was a child, I cried many times at how people looked at me.
“While traveling in buses or while walking in the streets, people used to stare at me like I am some kind of alien or from some other planet. But now, I’m not sad about it because I have accepted what I am and I’m happy.”
The courageous teen has learned to manage her day-to-day tasks without anyone’s help.
“There was a time in my life when the thought of doing things by myself troubled me,” said Noor.
“But with time, I found my own way of doing things – even for eating and writing. I really try to do everything by myself, not depending on other people.”
Despite the usual routine tasks, the heroic teen can do many more things. She has learned to play the violin and is confident enough to play it comfortably without fingers in the public.
“I found a way to play violin without fingers,” she said. “It is not perfect, but I am able to play many tunes and perform in public.”
Due to her optimistic nature and courage, Noor has become a local celebrity and has more than 14,000 followers on Instagram.
Speaking of her personality traits, the Director of the Institute of Palliative Medicine in Calicut, Dr. Anwar Husain, who has been coaching Noor for more than a year, said: “Noor is a volunteer with us and has a wonderful personality.
“With her beautiful smile, character, cheerfulness and compassion she is a star among the patients. We use her skills like painting, violin and singing for the mental betterment of patients.”
Noor’s painful condition hasn’t stopped her from pursuing big dreams. She wants to qualify for the most difficult and prestigious exam in India.
Her dream is to become a government officer by clearing Indian Administrative Service exams.
She said: “I know there are so many people in this world who are being deprived of their rights and I hope when I grow up, I could speak up against those people who are being treated badly.
“And I wish to be a good leader, to lead those people to achieve the things or dreams that they have in their hearts.”