Disabled Woman Without Arms Has Been Making Masks Using A Sewing Machine And Her Feet

by Karen Belz
Karen Belz has written for sites such as Bustle, HelloGiggles, Romper, and So Yummy. She's the mom of a sassy toddler and drinks an alarming amount of Sugar-Free Red Bull in order to keep up with her.

The world is filled with all kinds of people — that’s what makes it so beautiful. But it’s the people who’ve learned how to do a lot despite living at a disadvantage that really puts you in awe.

Norfarrah Syahirah Shaari is a 32-year-old woman who was born without arms. That means that her whole life has been built around adaptation. She has refused to let her disability define her. Instead, she’s proving to the world how capable she is by sewing masks for others using her feet. And the masks look amazing.

Located in Selangor, Malaysia, she’s making the masks so that hospital staff have all of the personal protection equipment they need. As you know, there have been shortages of PPE all around the world, putting health care staff in jeopardy.

It’s tough to go into work knowing you might get infected during your shift. With people like Norfarrah helping out, their jobs are a little easier.

Norfarrah is one of the many volunteers working for the Teluk Intan Community College’s program. She’s working to make masks with 34 others. But she developed her skills with a sewing machine much earlier.

“I have learned how to use the sewing machine around eight years ago as I need customized clothes for my body,” she said, according to Newsflare. “It was hard at first but after a lot of hard work and patience I finally could use it swiftly.” Every day, she’s proving that as a disabled woman, she’s still able to help fight this fight.

Watch the video of Norfarrah at work. It’ll remind you that everyone can help make a difference.

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