Everyone in Pakistan got inspired by the young, dynamic girl of Faisalabad in 2004 when the news came that she has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals MCPs of the world. Genius Arfa Karim Randhawa kept the title of youngest MCP till 2008 and had the honor of visiting Microsoft Headquarters in USA upon invitation by Bill Gates.
On December 22, 2011 she managed to Shock the nation again but this time with the news of her critical illness. The wonder girl, 16, suffered from cardiac arrest after an epileptic seizure and was admitted to CMH Lahore. Till than she is in coma, fighting for her life.
The Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, offered financial assistance to the family, who rejected the offer, according to Pakistani newspaper “Express Tribune,” which did not report the reason for refusal. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani along with his daughter also visited the CMH assuring all assistance.
Lately Chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates has made a contact with the parents expressing his wish about Arfa’s treatment in the US. A panel of doctors had been formed on the directives of Bill Gates who would assist Pakistani doctors in extending medical treatment of whiz kid.
People close to the Arfa continue to maintain hope, and a good part of the population, seeking inspiration in figures such as Arfa to glimpse a better future for Pakistan. People of Pakistan and Family members of Arfa have lauded Bill Gates for showing concern.
We hope and pray for Arfa’s health as miracles do happen. May God bless her with health Ameen.