“Nakaladkad pero mapalad” Student attends virtual graduation after surviving accident

  • Joelinda Castillo, an Education major from Pangasinan State University – Urdaneta feels blessed that she still got to attend her graduation day
  • A week before her virtual graduation day, she got hit by an intoxicated motorcycle driver
  • She said that she still feels lucky to be alive

A college student from Pangasinan still looked happy and felt blessed even though she is in a hospital as she attends her virtual graduation.

Image by LJ Salonga Castillo via Facebook

Joelinda Castillo, an Education major from Pangasinan State University – Urdaneta campus attended her virtual graduation while lying in a hospital bed. Despite her fractures and injuries, she feels lucky to still be able to attend her graduation after she got into a road accident.

A week before her graduation, Joelinda was rushed to the hospital after she got hit by an intoxicated motorcycle driver. The accident left her with fractures on her ribs and in her left ankle. She was eventually discharged from the hospital on the same day of her virtual graduation on Saturday, December 5

Despite it all, Joelinda is thankful that she didn’t miss her virtual graduation day. She shared photos of herself while lying on a hospital bed with the messages saying: “Nakaladkad pero mapalad,” “LPT in the making,” “Late but worth the wait,” “Katas ng OFW” and “PSULANG malakas.”

She also shared a Bible verse about holding on to the Lord for strength. Joelinda wrote as caption, “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song will I praise him. -Psalm 28:7.”

Image by LJ Salonga Castillo via Facebook

After receiving many messages of well wishes and congratulations, Joelina extended her appreciation and replied, “Thank you po sa inyong lahat. To God be all the Highest Glory.”

The graduate is now preparing to finally achieve her dreams of being a teacher and take the upcoming Licensure Examination for Teachers soon.

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