KUALA LUMPUR: Award-winning child star Puteri Balqis Azizi, who is on the mend from cancer, turns 12 today.
And her Instagram message to mark the occasion has shown how strong and mature beyond her years she really is.
Balqis’ brief but poignant message which accompanied a close-up of herself smiling read: “On my birthday today, I don’t ask for cake, or to be dressed like a princess, or any fairy tale party.
“All I want is just to be next to my mother, looking at her eyes, hugging each other, telling me that I am so thankful for her love and life’s lessons.
“Because of her, I have found so much beauty in the dark as I have found so much horror in the light.”
Balqis’ mother Norashikin Mohd Aziz revealed that her daughter was suffering from cancer in July last year, and was seeking specialist treatment for her illness.
In November last year, Balqis thanked her doctor for helping her battle the illness and her fans for their love and support in helping her face it.
Balqis, whose best known films include Makrifat Cinta and KL Special Force, bagged Best Actress Award at the 19th Asian Television Awards in 2014.