WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW
Music just for mum
They bring the dark to light: Shadow puppets tell sad tale
Fourteen awards are up for grabs at the National Youth Film Awards (NYFA). Tania Valensia (firstname.lastname@example.org) speaks with two film-makers whose works are in the running
Personal story that hits home
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Giving young people a way to give back
Bone problems, but her spirit is strong
Plucky woman with rare disease lives alone, works and is determined to be independent
Fate has been unkind to Ms Noor Faezah Abdullah.
The 37-year-old is deaf. Her bones are growing abnormally because of a rare disease called Camurati-Engelmann.
Medical experts believe that only about 300 people worldwide suffer from this illness.
Already made deaf by the disease and faced with the daily prospect of enduring pain in her limbs and joints, Ms Noor now fears she could lose her eyesight.
Despite an uncertain future, she maintains her dignity and insists on leading and independent life, working to support herself.
Read the full report in our print edition on May 11.
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