If you’re looking for something to cheer you up today, read this inspiring story.
We’ve heard the adage “The only disability in life is your attitude.” Hasn’t it been true for you?
There are people out there who are strong enough to make a living but choose to do otherwise. While there are people with disabilities, and yet, they don’t let the problems hinder them for being a purposeful person.
Such is this story shared by Hazel Alvero. She narrated through her Facebook account her experience with a Uber driver the other day.
She shared that she was hesitating whether or not to cancel the booking when she noticed the driver apparently having unusual movements.
While she felt worried with the unusual tics, everything has changed when she read the placard that says: “I have a Tourette syndrome, hope you understand my condition. Thank you.”
What is Tourette syndrome?
As explained by most medical dictionaries, the said syndrome is a “neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. The disorder is named for Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette, the pioneering French neurologist who in 1885 first described the condition in an 86-year-old French noblewoman.”
With that said, the tics Hazel noticed aren’t harmful at all, thanks to the “warning” letter the Uber driver had hung on his interiors.
Hazel couldn’t contain her amusement. She then commended the driver for a job well done despite disability.
Read the full message below:
Took an UBER yesterday. Just another normal trip – or so I thought.
Stepping in, I noticed the driver’s unusual movements. First thougt was, “Can I still cancel?” Then I read the placard. Next thought was, “Well if he can manage to get here safely, I guess it’s okay.”
Honestly, I felt worried of the sudden tics. Then I noticed that his driving was not affected by his condition. I couldn’t help but commend him. “Kuya, galing nyo po mag-drive!” He shyly smiled. Told me that he didn’t want to make his condition as an excuse for not working. He knows he is able, and driving helps him focus better.
Such an inspiration.
Thank you, Kuya Marlon!
Thank you, UBER!
Kuya Marlon, you’re truly inspiring. Your story must be heard.
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