‘Now a Cheerful Toddler’: Miracle Baby Ainul Mardhiah a Year After Her 5-hour Tumour Removal

It has been a year now since miracle baby Ainul Mardhiah underwent that five-hour operation, where a group of specialits from different fields worked together to remove a rare germ cell tumour from her mouth.

Being a brave little warrior, Ainul is now a cheerful toddler and the people who had been with her amid such battle couldn’t be happier; including the UK-based trainee surgeon Nur Amalina Che Bakri, who brought the baby and her parents to London to seek treatment back then.

On Twitter, she posted a then-and-now photo of the little one; remembering the things that happened a year ago, thanking those who supported the latter that time.

“Time has passed by so quickly. Today, Ainul is a cheerful baby. Thank you to all those involved directly and indirectly with this surgery, ” the doctor wrote in the caption of the pictures that she uploaded on the popular microblogging site.

Screenshot from Twitter

It can be recalled that the five-hour surgery to remove the 200g tumour, which cost more than RM1mil, was made possible by the generosity of the Malaysian public. To note, the baby girl’s plight even captured the attention of then-prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad; who visited the former during a trip to Britain.

The infant’s journey was also followed by social media users from around the world, after her story went viral online.

Nearly two years old now, weighing at 7.3kg, Ainul is more alert to her surroundings and is able to communicate her likes and dislikes, according to New Straits Times.

“We are very thankful because Ainul’s health continues to improve,” her 25-year-old father Ahmad Safiuddin Ahmad Razak  expressed in a recent interview

Baby Ainul’s Successful Operation in 2019

Look back at that beautiful moment when Ahmad Safiuddin Ahmad Razak and his wife Nurul Erwani Zaidi received the good news about the successful removal of the growth in Ainul’s tumour in her mouth: