PETALING JAYA: Missing Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin has been to Asia and many European countries before, but has never been lost or lost, her family says.
Nora Anne, 15, was extremely excited about the planned two-week holiday in Malaysia, her parents said. as a search for the missing teen entered his sixth day on Friday (August 9).
Describing Nora Anne as "not like other teens", her parents, Sebastien and Meabh, said she was not independent and did not go anywhere alone.
"Nora was born with Holoprosencephaly; that means she has a smaller brain. Throughout her life, she spent a lot of time in hospital. When she was born, she needed operations to help her breathing.
“Nora is a very special person. She is fun, funny and extremely loving. With her family, she is very loving – family is her whole world and she loves playing games, like Cat Bingo, with us.
"She likes to tell us silly jokes and to wear smart, colorful shirts. She is not like other teens. She is not independent and does not go anywhere," the family said in a statement issued by Lucie Blackman Trust on Friday.
Nora Anne, born to a French-Irish couple, could speak French and English, but limited verbal communication.
"Nora can read as a young child, but she cannot write more than a few words. She has a good memory but she cannot understand anything conceptual.
"She is unable to do math, which is why things like money can't be managed. She can't make or receive phone calls independently.
"She can wash and dress, though she can't handle buttons, and struggles to wash her hair. In school, she learns to ride a bike properly.
"Nora likes to walk with her family, but her balance is limited and she struggles with coordination," the family said.
Nora Anne was also very sensitive and could be very shy and quite anxious outside her family.
“Every night, her special time is for cabins and a night story with her mom. And she was extremely excited about the family holiday in Malaysia, ”the statement said.
The family also reiterated their thanks to the police and everyone who was looking for Nora, who had been missing at a resort near Seremban since Sunday (August 4).
Nora, who is learning disabilities, arrived with her family from London on Saturday (Aug 3) for a two-week vacation before the family noticed her disappearance from her room at 8 o'clock the following day.
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