It was 2004, a 9 year old girl from Peshawar Pakistan set ablaze the technology world, Arfa Karim Randhawa became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional, a certification that many admire to attain.
On December 22, Aarifa , aged 16, was admitted to Lahore’s CMH hospital after suffering cardiac arrest.
She suffered an epileptic seizure that caused severe heart and brain damage, said her father. This ultimately led to a heart attack, and now she’s on life support that could be switched off "at any moment."
Doctors said yesterday that there is no hope for her survival.
This girl not only attained fame but in 2005, Pakistan’s Prime Minister awarded her the Fatimah Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of Science and Technology. Adding further to her success, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates invited her to visit him at Redmond, Washington, a feat that millions like us just dream about.
In addition, she has received the president’s award for Pride of Performance, medals from IT professionals around the world, and also became a brand ambassador for PTCL, Pakistan’s Largest Telecommunication provider in 2010.
We, being a Pakistani Technology blog, pray that May God Bless Her good health and bless his miracle of saving such a prodigy.