A girl who just finished elementary school is inspiring netizens right now.
Netizens are admiring this girl’s dedication to go to school, even walking for miles with one leg.
One treasure that no one can take away from us is education. And student Jean Areja Derapal knows this. That is why despite her disability, she works hard and values her education.
Having just one leg did not Jean from attending school. Because of this, on her Graduation Day, she was honored for her hard work and dedication to learn.
School principal Junar T. Mahilum said he decided to honor Jean for these reasons.
“I am so touched upon seeing this young, little girl as a graduate for this school year. She needs to handle everyday, more or less 1 mile walking terrain just to reach school. (actually, more or less 2 miles, adding when she goes home)
“I really appreciate her perseverance and dedication just to finish her education. Imagine, that is for 6 long years and that is everyday.” said Mahilum.
A lot of netizens applauded and are proud of Jean, and as a result, she became viral. As of this writing, the post already has 30K shares.
In addition to this, netizens are also moved by Jean’s wish. Jean said her wish is to have an artificial leg, so that she won’t have difficulty walking anymore.
Furthermore, Jean’s dream is to become a doctor someday who helps the PWD’s.
“She also wants to be doctor. She said she wants to help other kids with the same disability.” said the principal.