Grade 7 student who can barely see anything gains admiration from the internet for her determination to study


A Grade 7 student from the Philippines recently gained everyone’s praises and admiration for insisting to go to school despite suffering from eye disorder that causes her to see barely anything.

18-year-old Mae Sasutil is a Grade 7 student at T’boli National High School in T’Boli, South Cotabato.

She has been suffering from an eye disorder since she was born. Her eye condition makes her extremely short-sighted that she needs to hold a book an inch away from her eyes to read it.

Due to her eye disorder, it has been tough for her to see the writings on the board but the inspiring girl refuses to give up going to the school just because she cannot see clearly like her peers.

Even though she needs more time to read and do her assignment, Mae is very determined to study and her perseverance has impressed many people since her teacher shared her story on social media.

Mae’s teacher, Rhea Manglicmot recently shared her plight on the internet and her post quickly went viral and caught the attention of news sites and netizens.

Hirap man, matiyaga pa rin sa pag-aaral ang Grade 7 na si Mae Sasutil, 18 anyos na mag-aaral ng T'boli National High…

Posted by ABS-CBN News on Thursday, June 6, 2019

Many netizens praised her efforts in studying despite her struggle with some suggested her teacher to get her Persons With Disabilities (PWD) identification card.

There were also some kind-hearted netizens who offered to buy Mae eyeglasses to help her read.

Thanks to the viral post, Mae can expect more help to pour in as the local government and the DepEd had decided to provide assistance for her and her studies, as reported by ABS-CBN News on their Facebook page.

It looks like Mae will have an easier time to study and do her homework in the near future thanks to the help she received from concerned netizens!


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