June 15, 2024

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Loom band bracelet for Dr Noor Hisham weaved with love – Lara Khadijah


KUALA TERENGGANU, April 17 – “Loom band bracelet for our Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah was weaved with love and I made it based on measurement of my dad’s wrist,” said Lara Khadijah McAfee, a Year Three pupil who touched many hearts today.

The young girl stirred the emotions of netizens after her letter to Dr Noor Hisham and his reply were circulated on social media today.

Lara Khadijah’s letter to Dr Noor Hisham

Speaking to Bernama, the Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Budiman student said she posted the bracelet and the letter on March 19 to show her appreciation and gratitude for the sacrifices made by Dr Noor Hisham and the country’s frontliners in fighting the COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia.

Dr Noor Hisham’s reply to Lara Khadijah

“I took 19 minutes to weave the bracelet, using three colours namely dark blue, light blue, both represent cleanliness and white as a symbol of purity and sincerity of those who are taking care of the Malaysians’ wellbeing during this pandemic.

“I hope this small gesture will further uplift his spirit so that he can remain strong and for Malaysians to continue to give support to our frontliners by staying at home,” she said when met at her home in Seberang Takir here.