My daughter read the article I wrote about athlete Adeline Dumapong many years ago. Adeline is the first Filipina Paralympics medalists and powerlifter from the Ifugago province. My daughter was amazed by Adeline’s achievement.
Despite Adeline’s disability, she was able to finish school with flying colors and prove to the whole world that disability is never a hindrance to pursue one’s aspiration in life.
One of her dreams for other persons who use wheelchair is to have easy access to public transport and other services being accorded to and enjoyed by other individuals. Persons with disabilities need wheelchairs to move about. They also need the assistance of pool lift to enjoy commercial pools.
Adeline serves as inspiration to me and my daughter. I will never forget her strong will and determination to succeed despite the odds.
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