Esmelyn was born without her right leg, she’s been disabled all her life. But she does not use her disability as an excuse to be lazy or spoiled. She does not let this affect her life, in fact, despite being handicapped she’s a model student who has a perfect attendance in school.

The young 10 year-old girl walks 2 kilometers to school, by herself, using crutches. She perseveres and works hard everyday. Even though she says when she walks for a long time her arms get painful, she doesn’t mind, because she wants to do well in school and have a good future.

Despite being a good and perfect student, Esmelyn says she still has a hard time sometimes because she gets bullied because of her disability. She says she feels really sad whenever her classmates make fun of her because she’s missing one leg. She doesn’t try to fight back, the girl admits that she just keeps quiet and takes the bullying without a word.

Thankfully, her story reached the local government of Quirino and together with a Non-Government Organization, they made it possible for  Esmelyn to have a prosthetic leg. Furthermore, educational assistance was also promised by the local government. Thanks to GMA’s Front Row, Esmelyn is happier as she now walks to school with her new leg and is able to play with her schoolmates.

NAKAKABILIB ANG BATANG ITO!Siya si Esmelyn, 10 taong gulang. Isinilang siya na putol ang kanang binti. Para makapasok…

Posted by Front Row on Friday, January 5, 2018

 

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Here are the reactions from netizens:

“Sana naging anak na lang kita kasi ang sipag sipag mong mag Aral. May bata kasi ngayon kahit kompleto tamad pumasok sa school.”

“Sige ineng sikapin mong makatapos ng pag aaral, iyan ang isang uri na makapagpapabago ng buhay mo…..kaya mo iyan lahat ng pagsisikap at pagtitiis, tyaga ay may katapat na biyaya…..kapit lang sa (akin) diyos. By KZ TANDINGAN….”

“Disability is not a hindrance to finish your studies as long as your willingness to further your education is there. Have faith. Ignore those inane remarks, I’m sure one day you’ll harvest the fruit of your hardwork..”

“alam mo totoong masakit sa dibdib matukso,o mabully ng ibang tao pag my kapansanan ang isang tao bakit ko alam yan,e kasi ako polio victim nung nagaaral ako sa elementary paglalakad ko ss kalsada hindi nawawala ang nsmbubully sa ngayon nga na may batas bseal tayong tuksuhin peromayroon pa ding wala urbanidad tutuksuhin ka ps din”

“May mga ibang kabataan na walang kapansanan at maganda ang pamumuhay ng magulang ngunit silay tamad at hindi nag aaral! Kumpara sa mga batang mahirap at may kapansanan pa ay sila ang nagsisikap makapag aral upang guminhawa balang araw at makatulong sa magulang.”

 

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