Success can be achieved by those who have the determination and who put in hard work. A disabled student who has difficulty in seeing is still determined to pursue her studies.
A teacher named Rhea Manglicmot from T’boli National High School shared photographs of an 18-year-old named Mae Sasutil via facebook. The teenage girl was diagnosed with a congenital eye disorder. Despite her condition, she persevered in her studies.
After the teacher’s post, her photographs went viral on social media. Mae can be seen burning the midnight oil. A shot showed her having her nose in a book (reading intensely).
To teacher Rhea, it pains her to see Mae’s condition because she had to read too close to the book she’s holding in order to literally read what were printed in it. Despite a challenging state, the disabled student is still trying her best to study.
Because of her determination, Netizens admired her and she even became their inspiration.
Here are the thoughts of those who were touched by Sasutil’s example.
“I admire and praise you for your dedication to pursue your schooling! God bless you!”
“She’s not kawawa. For me, she portrays an image of passion and dedication towards education. No disorder can stop her to learn and improve herself. Kudos to this young lady.”
“Sila ang mga kabataan na dapat bigyan ng malaking opportunidad sa lipunan sila ung mga matiyaga sa kabila ng kanilang kapansanan, help us share para makaabot sa kinauukulan.”
“Hindi natin dapat na kaawaan siya, bagkus dapat hangaan siya sa determinasyon niyang matuto at magaral, maging ehemplo sana siya sa ibang kabataan, Hindi hadlang ang kapansanan ng isang tao na may determinasyong matuto at magaral.”
“HANGA ako sa estudyanteng ito, kahit may kapansanan tuloy parin siya sa pag aaral. Saludo ako sayo MAE SASUTIL, pagpalain ka ng Makapangyarihang Maykapal, GOD is Great.”
Teacher Rhea’s post was made in order to seek help for Mae and the local government and DepEd responded and committed to the help.