“Physical disability need not be an obstacle to success,” Stephen Hawking wrote in the first-ever world disability report back in 2011. As one of the most influential scientists of modern times, the wheelchair-bound physicist is certainly proof of that.

If there is one thing Yogei Malar wants to remind the young lads and lasses with severe physical disabilities, it is to live life with a positive mindset.

Having said that, Yogei Malar has completed her Master of Education(Education Management) at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, UPSI besides being in wheelchair bound. Hailing from Slim River, the master holder has been wheelchair-bound for the past six years following a terrible car accident in 2016. She has stepped out to conquer the world of education with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and a unique way of teaching.

“Over the years, I have endured a lot of hardship and struggles to make my way to get my scroll at the prestigious convocation ceremony,” reported Berita Harian.

To refute the common perception of being wheelchairbound, the aspiring teacher said she is determined not to let her condition scuttle her desire to fulfill her long dream.

Receiving the scroll in the presence of her parents was one of the most remarkable moments in her life. From fetching and dropping her at school or university, her parents have never felt tired of fulfilling her dreams.

“I dedicate my achievement to my parents, who have always been my pillar of strength.”

The 32-year-old teacher’s unwavering spirit to beat the odds has since been an inspiration for all of us. Go on, teacher-take a bow. Everyone is cheering for you!

Image Credit: Yogei Malar's Facebook page.