1. They embrace the battle until they win
At an early age, the doctor told Dacki’s parents that he might never be able to tie his own shoelaces after he was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Later, he found out he had Asperger’s Syndrome as well but he and his family never let any of that come in the way of his dreams.
2. They find opportunities everywhere
Even when Dacki was a student, he took leadership roles in the special school he was studying at. He got involved in community efforts to help alleviate poverty in the Philippines.
3. They stay focused on their goals
Dacki’s love for sports led him to Special Olympics where he went on to win a Gold medal in Badminton and represented his country in the 2007 Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai, China. He even became the captain for his country’s Special Olympics Badminton team.
4. They dream big
Even after securing a job, Dacki feels that one should always keep learning and achieving more hence, he has now applied for a scholarship to a design school and hopes to sharpen his design and photography skills.
5. They refuse to give up
‘If you have a dream, don’t be afraid to go for it. Believe in yourself, follow your heart, and shut out the naysayers. Never let anyone tell you that you’re not good enough.’ – Dacki Sandiego