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Sunday, December 26, 2010

S. Thulaashi - Boxing Day Tsunami Miracle Baby

Meet S. Thulaashi, the 2004 Boxing Day Miracle baby who was only 22 days old when she was swept out to sea by the tsunami that hit the cafe shack belonging to her parents, Raja and Mary. Thulaashi made waves when the mattress she was asleep on in the cafe was washed out to sea and sent back again to the cafe by a second wave with baby intact and still in sweet slumber!

The Miami Beach Cafe. The wooden shack is just across the Hydro Majestic Resort.

Pantai Miami (unflatteringly known as Miami Beach).
For many years, this short stretch of sandy beach was unknown and unnamed. The name was probably conceived from the actual world-famous beach in Florida. This area was the hardest hit by the tsunami.
52 lives were lost in Penang, including 23 at the Batu Ferringhi Area. Sadly, many lives that were claimed were children's and old ladies'. We lost a couple of distant relatives, a mom and her toddler who were taking a stroll at the beach when the disaster struck. Their bodies were never found.


  1. Wow!! She is definitely a miracle!!!

    How are you Veronica??? Seems so long since I've visited!!!!

  2. So sorry to hear about the loss your family experienced. Wow how many years have past. It seems like yesterday the Tsunami hit.

  3. What an awesome miracle in the midst of such an incredible tragedy.

  4. She is a miracle!
    My heart breaks for everyone who dealt with this. The loss is a great one.

  5. Thulaashi is so beautiful! The disaster really does seem like it just happened, so heart wrenching. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. It is amazing that miracles and tragedies can sexist in the same moment.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. I remember that day so well. We were still living in NY at that time, and we turned on the TV to all the natural disaster. What a beautiful little girl she is growing up to be.

  8. Wow, she is so very blessed to have survived. What a horrible time that was and it does seem like only yesterday.
    hope you have a great week.

  9. Still so hard to believe.

    The miracle baby has turned into such a beautiful young lady!

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