London teen missing in Malaysia isn't independent and has difficulty walking


Other challenges she faced included having limited verbal communication, not being able to write more than a few words, inability to grasp anything conceptual such as mathematics or managing money and unable to make or receive phone calls independently, they said. Nora can wash and dress herself but she cannot manage buttons and struggles to wash her hair, they said.

The parents described Nora as a “fun, funny and extremely loving” girl but who is also sensitive, shy and anxious outside the family.

“With her family, she is very affectionate. Family is her whole world and she loves to play games, like Cat Bingo, with us. She likes to tell us silly jokes and wear clever, colourful T-shirts,” they said. “Every night, her special time is for cuddles and a nighttime story with her Mum. And she was extremely excited about the family holiday in Malaysia.”

Quoirin’s family, who has lived in London for 20 years, arrived last Saturday for a two-week stay at the Dusun, a small resort located in a durian orchard next to a forest reserve 63 kilometers (39 miles) south of Kuala Lumpur.

The family thanked the Malaysian police and all those involved in the search.


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