- A 10-year-old girl born without her right leg goes to school everyday using her old crutch
- Despite receiving insults from time to time, she remains hopeful towards her dreams
- Admiration pours for the determined young girl
Ten-year-old Esmelyn’s right leg might be missing but not her dreams.
Front Row, a GMA News documentary program shared a story of a ten-year-old girl named Esmelyn who was born without her right leg. However, she remains committed to attending school everyday using her old crutch (saklay).
As per the show’s Facebook post, the young lady couldn’t avoid being insulted from time to time, but she remains steadfast in her desire to continue her studies.
“Sa pagpasok ng bagong taon, may bagong pag-asa rin kayang naghihintay kay Esmelyn?” posted the show on social media urging netizens to share her story if they are impressed with her stability. [With the coming of a new year, does new hope await Esmelyn?]
People’s hearts have been touched by her story and expressed admiration for the young girl; some even offered assistance to help her with her endeavors.
“God always bless you and comfort you Esmelyn keep your faith to JESUS don’t look behind your trials but look to JESUS he our Redeemer saviours and friend.”
“Yung mga nang iiinsulto sayo. sila ang dapat mahiya . dahil buo nga sila . utak nmn nila bulok.” [Bullies should be ashamed for they are whole yet their brains are rotten.]
“Sana naging anak na lang kita kasi ang sipag sipag mong mag Aral. May bata kasi ngayon kahit kompleto tamad pumasok sa school.” [I wish you’d been my child because of your dedication to study. There are children who are complete but too lazy to attend school.]
“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 sa kalsada hindi nawawala ang nambubully sa ngayon nga na may batas bawal tayong tuksuhin pero mayroon pa ding walang urbanidad tutuksuhin ka pa din.” [It hurts to be bullied especially if you have a disability. I had the same experience as a polio victim.]
The Great News
Her story reached the local government of the Quirino Province and a non-government organization. Together, they made it possible for the young Esmelyn to have a prosthetic leg. Moreover, educational assistance was also promised by the local government. Thanks to Front Row, Esmelyn is presently happier as she now walks to school with her new leg and is able to play with her schoolmates.
Here are videos from Front Row via YouTube: