- A girl suffering from bone disease graduated at the top of her batch this year
- She has been diagnosed with the rare condition since three years old but she did not let it hinder her desire to achieve excellence in school
- Latin honor magnacumlaude was conferred on her
Blissie Cervantes has been diagnosed with a rare bone disease since she was three years old, but it did not stop her from graduating at the top of her batch.
Yes, the 22-year-old from Davao City was conferred with the Latin honor "magnacumlaude" for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Marketing Management.
KAMI learned that she finished her degree from the Holy Child College in Davao.
According to ABS-CBN, Blissie's disease is called osteogenesis imperfecta.
While others may view it as a hindrance to achieving their dreams, Blissie didn't look at it as such.
She also revealed that there's no secret formula on how one can achieve greatness.
"Maminaw sa teacher, musunod sa teacher kung unsay requirements ipasa kung mag-exam, mag-study . . . Just love what you do kay kung burden ang imong ginahimo di man gyud ka ganahan ana peru kung isipon nimo naa kay ma-gain sa imo ginahimo then mahimo nimo kung unsang kaya nimo buhaton," said Blissie.
(Makinig sa teacher, sundin ang teacher kung ano ang requirements, mag-study kung mag-exam. Just love what you do dahil kung burden sa iyo ang iyong ginagawa, di mo talaga gusto pero kung isipin mong may ma-gain ka sa iyong ginagawa then magagawa mo kung ano ang kaya mong gawin.)
Her mother, Elsa is super proud of what she has achieved.
Other classmates of Blissie also look up to her, drawing strength from her courage and will to study and succeed despite her own circumstances.
Now that she has graduated, she will face another challenge, that of looking for a job.
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