Thursday, December 29, 2011

World's youngest MCP Aarifa Karim in critical condition

 READERS ARE REQUESTED TO PRAY FOR THE LITTLE GENIUS ON VENTILATOR 
[ via The Express Tribune ] 29 Dec
Aarifa Karim, a Pakistani girl from Faisalabad who became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in 2004 at the age of nine, is in a critical condition in a hospital in Lahore, Express News reported on Thursday.

Aarifa Karm 0n ventilator (L) - Jubilant Aarifa (R) after becoming world's youngest MCP
Karim’s father told Express News that she had an epileptic attack on December 22 which damaged her heart and her brain.
Miss Karim at Microsoft Headquarters to receive her certification (Photo: Proud to be Pakistani )
Doctors said that she is on a ventilator and they might have to unplug her machines as there are hardly any chances of saving her, but they cannot take any decision against the family’s will.
Karim had also earned the Fatima Jinnah gold medal and Salam Pakistan Youth Award in 2005 over her achievement, and was also invited to the Microsoft Headquarters in the US by Bill Gates for being the World’s youngest MCP.
Karim earned her first flight certificate by flying a plane at a flying club in Dubai at the age of 10, and was invited by Microsoft in 2006 to be a key-note speaker at the Tech-Ed Developers Conference, where she was the only Pakistani among over 5,000 developers.
Read more: The Express Tribune

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