By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia
“THE longer you have to wait for something, the more you will appreciate it when it finally arrives. The harder you have to fight for something, the more priceless it will become once you achieve it. And the more pain you have to endure on your journey, the sweeter the arrival at your destination.”
These are the mind-bending words of Eleazar Danila, 21, of Molo, Iloilo City, a powerhouse youth who surmounted epilepsy.
Danila is an achiever – he is a Rotary awardee for Most Outstanding College Graduate of West Visayas State University, a finalist who entered the Top 20 for 2016 Jose Rizal Model Student of the Philippines, a national president of Kabataang Pangarap ni Rizal (KAPARIZ), a second placer for Cameleon Children’s Heroes Award – Project Category, and a regional awardee for 2017 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP).
Danila is a member of the board of directors for community of JCI Regatta Philippines, Inc. and the founder of Make-A-Splash Movement Philippines which launched LiteraSea Program that aims to enhance the literacy skills of the children in a certain area and to educate them on how they can protect the seas and the environment.
A born leader, he is a consistent campus leader and officer from his elementary to college years.
Despite being diagnosed with epilepsy, he managed to handle his academic and extra co-curricular activities by following his doctor’s advice.
In college, he took up Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English for he believes that by doing so, he accepts his true calling.
As of now, he is an English and Research teacher at Saint Vincent Ferrer Seminary and focuses on the upcoming Licensure Examination for Teachers in March 2018.
With his story and passion to serve , Danila inspires, connects, and empowers people.
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