The Das family lost their home and most of their possessions when the block of flats next to theirs collapsed in January. But for seven-year-old Ashani, the youngest member of the family, the loss she felt most keenly was that of a soft toy. 'I felt sad when I lost it. I need the toy to sleep with me. It was just like losing my best friend,' she said. 'I dreamt it would come back.' Ashani lived with her parents and elder sister on the third floor of block H at 45 Ma Tau Wai Road in To Kwa Wan - until Block J collapsed, killing four people and damaging the Das' block so badly that it had to be demolished. Now the family, who had lived in the flat for 16 years, is in temporary housing in Shek Lei, waiting to move to a flat in Tung Chung at the end of the month. When they move, Ashani will have a new 'friend' as well as a new home, because a volunteer with relief group Christian Action has made her an exact replica of her missing toy. Jenny Ma Kiu-sang, who made the fish in a week, said she watched family videos to make sure she got it right. 'I went through the video clips many times,' she said. Ashani's father, Narayan Das, 42, said the replacement toy had put a smile back on his daughter's face. 'My daughter is back to normal. My cheerful daughter has returned,' he said. After the collapse, he was unable to work for a month and Ashani was off school for a week. 'We lost our home. We didn't know what to do. It has been hard for me in the past two months,' he said. 'We were depressed. I missed our home as my family grew up there. My daughters also grew up there.' Christian Action Shine Centre social worker Priscilla Chan Tse-leung, who followed up the family's case, said the collapse had affected them severely. 'They not only lost their home but also lost their memories. That's why we provided emotional support for them,' she said.