Blind 22 year old Dzenana Brkic from Bosnia has become a source of inspiration to others far and wide.
The young lady who was born blind inspires many, through her writings. She implores her readers to be grateful in all things always.
“I love to read, and I often find the inspiration to write something myself. Writing was always part of my life; in it, I found strength and it was a way to express myself. Recently, I sometimes post things on my blog as well. That is my way to show the world who I am, what I face every day, and that I am a human being like everyone else regardless despite my disability. I have the same wishes, feelings, ups and downs,” she said.
Brkic has gone through three surgeries since birth, but only a small amount of sight could be restored. But this has not limited her in any way.
"There were so many times when I thought I will give up. A few times I nearly did give up, but so many times I did not. Despite all the obstacles and the fact that I have to make more effort than other students to find the accessible materials for studying and preparing for exams, no matter how many obstacles I encountered in going around – the list is too long, I do not give up. At the end, the effort is what is appreciated the most, not the results or grades,“ she said.
Talking about wearing hijab, she said:
“I’ve wanted to wear the hijab for so long. I was afraid of so many things. But all these fears became irrelevant once I realized how a big obligation it was for a believer. When I finally did it, I felt so fulfilled, like I finally found the missing piece for the puzzle. I felt complete,” she said.
“I thought that my old friends would abandon me. Some of them did, but the ones dear to me did not. Moreover, I gained some new, honest ones. Many wondered why it is important to me so much, why I write about it so often. Yes, it is important. It is important to help other sisters do the same and comprehend the beauty nearly slipping out of their hands. And it is also important because it is closely related to my disability.”
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