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A girl with Down syndrome, finished 3 courses and now serves as an educator



Down syndrome also known as Trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. It is typically associated with physical growth delays, facial characteristics features and mild to moderate intellectual disability.
Brina Maxino / Photo from her Facebook account

Most of us already heard different kinds of inspiring story, but the story of Brina Maxino who has a Down syndrome captured the heart of many.

In her Facebook post, she bravely shares her story. And when she was 9 days old the doctor told her parents that she will not be able to live longer. 

Then a miracle happens, because she is now 21 years old, a graduate of 3 different courses and currently working as an assistant teacher at the Pean Integrated School of ParaƱaque.

Not only that, she also travels overseas to attend some events and to give inspirational speeches.

See Facebook post:

"Hi! I am Brina Maxino and I have Down Syndrome! When I was just 9 days old, a doctor told my parents that because of my very bad condition, I will not live long. But now, I am already 21 years old. I will turn 22 years old on my birthday, on August 31, 2018. When I was 11 years old, a Psychologist told my parents that I may not even finish Grade School. But now, I am an Assistant Teacher at Pean Integrated School of ParaƱaque. I graduated College with a degree of AB History from CAP College Foundation, Inc. I also graduated from a 2-year course in Associate in Arts and a 1-year course in General Clerical Skills.

I am a Special Olympics Global Youth Ambassador, traveling abroad, delivering inspirational speeches in the Philippines and abroad. I thank God for my life. I thank my family, my Lolos, Lolas, Uncles, Aunties and Cousins for their unconditional love and help. I thank my doctors, therapists and teachers for keeping me healthy and for teaching me.

To all parents -- please believe in your children with Down Syndrome, just like what my parents did.

To all PWDs like me --- believe in yourselves and pray to God always. You can do it. Just study and work hard.

To everyone --- please respect us and accept us. Please do not call us names like mongoloid, idiot, moron, stupid or retarded. It hurts us. Please be kind to us. Our disability does not mean inability. We can be useful members of society. Cheers to all Persons with Down Syndrome!

Happy Down Syndrome Consciousness Month!"

See the comments of netizens below:



Hopefully there are so many people who have a great fighting spirit, all of us can experience different kinds of problems.  However, we don't need to lose hope, because everyone has a purpose of why we lived in this world.

As of now her post already gained 351k reactions, 13k comments and 97k shares.
 Photo from her Facebook account

 Photo from her Facebook account

 Photo from her Facebook account

Photo from her Facebook account

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