When the devastating Boxing Day tsunami swept the west coast of Penang 12 years ago, S. ThuIaashi made the headlines all over the world.
While napping at her parent’s seaside café in Pantai Miami, she was washed out to sea by the waves but was miraculously pulled back by a second wave 30 minutes later while sleeping on the same mattress.
Thulaashi was 22 days old then and she slept through the whole experience without a single drop of seawater on her body, giving her the title “miracle baby”.
This 17-year-old young lady hopes of completing high school and pursuing accountancy.
According to The Star, Thulaashi is forever grateful for her life, saying that while she has only indistinct memory of what occurred that day, the visions of the tsunami’s havoc will always haunt her.
She will take her SPM exams this year in March, hoping to perform well on the exam and fulfil her dream of becoming an accountant in the future. She’s interested in business and accounting since it provides a wide range of work opportunities and is something she likes.
This Covid-19 Movement Control Order (MCO) has clearly caused us all distress, including Thulaashi. She claimed that MCO interfered with her studies and that it took her some time to adjust.
“The family always prays that such a disaster would never happen again.” said A.Suppiah, father of Thulaashi.
He added, “We also prayed for all of the flood victims in Selangor, asking God to provide strength to all those who have lost their homes and goods, and to help them rebuild their lives.” he added.
On the last Sunday of 2021, Thulaashi and her father conducted a special prayer with 20 people in Batu Ferringhi and laid offerings on a large boulder.