- A Pinoy college graduate shared his experience having a disability
- His determination inspired many netizens
- He took up Bachelor of Secondary Education, Major in Mathematics, at the Western Mindanao State University
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Joseph Anggot has recently proven that nothing can stop someone from reaching his dreams-not even his disability. The 22-year old college graduate posted an inspiring story of his strong will and determination. His post touched the netizens hearts and it became viral.
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He took up Bachelor of Secondary Education, Major in Mathematics, at the Western Mindanao State University – External Studies in Zamboanga City, Philippines and graduated last April 2 this year.
On his recent interview with NFH Fotografia, Anggot described himself ‘as a rock’. “Having disability is not easy. It’s unavoidable to get bullied by my peers. But I didn’t mind it, rather I’m continuously rising up. Just like a rock that people just step on, they don’t know its worth,” he further explained.
The lad also shared his experience being bullied because of his disability.
“Yes I’ve been bullied since childhood. We know kids they are advanced in thinking. They didn’t know what they have done to me, as long as they were happy.”
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Despite being hurt from the bullying, Anggot did not lose hope.
“But now, I’m strong enough to face it. I accept the fact that it’s me, a person having disability. But to tell you frankly I’m also hurt but I’m not losing my hope despite of my condition… Look at me now [talking about finishing school), disability is not a hindrance to success,” he said.
He also shared an advice on keeping a positive mind set.
“My advice to the people with or without disabilities, that is, always have faith and accept [of] what you are. Ignore the negative vibes. Always think positive [smiley].”
Finishing school was just one of the chapters in his life, and he knows that there are bigger things to come soon. “I am fully ready to face my new chapter of my life. Hoping that [I] can pass the LET [Licensure Exam for Teachers] soon [folded hands emoticon] by God’s will,” he said.
The loving son dedicated his success to his mother. “You shared so much sweat and even tears [just to help me finish school],” he added.
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