The story of this Filipina had been a great inspiration to many people as she shared on her social media account that she already finished her studies and that she is now a teacher despite her condition.
The success of Brina Maxino touched a lot of hearts and inspired a lot of hearts as she proved everyone that her condition can never stop her to achieve her dreams. When she was still a kid, her doctor told her parents that she will not be able to live long because of her condition. Even her Psychologist told them that she will not be able to finish her education. But because of her parents’ unconditional love and support, nothing is impossible!
Brina is now a 23-year-old Assistant teacher in the Pean Integrated School of Parañaque.
“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 Parañaque.
I graduated College with a degree in 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.” she said.
She advised parents who have children with the same condition as her as well as other PWDs to believe in their children just like what her parents did and to all the PWDs to believe in themselves and to always pray to God and to work hard.She told everyone to respect and accept them and to never call them inappropriate names. She reminded everyone that they can also be useful members of society and people should be kind to them as well.