Changhua girl overcomes challenges, gets into NTU

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 31, 2020
By: Liu Hsiao-hsin and Kayleigh Madjar / Staff reporter, with staff writer

Student Chen Chien-ying, front center, her counselor Yu Chih-ting, left, school principal Lin Yi-hsien, right, and another student are pictured at National Lukang Senior High School in Changhua County on Monday.
Photo: Liu Hsiao-hsin, Taipei Times

High-school student Chen Chien-ying (陳芊穎) said she hopes to help others after so many helped her overcome the limitations of cerebral palsy, once she obtains a psychology degree from National Taiwan University (NTU).

On Thursday last week, Chen became the first student from Changhua County’s National Lukang Senior High School to be accepted into the prestigious university through its program to help disadvantaged students.

Born with cerebral palsy, Chen said that she has always found movement difficult.

When she was an infant, her parents thought that she was just developing slowly, but after she was diagnosed at one year old, her parents took her to different specialists in the hopes of taking advantage of an early intervention.    [FULL  STORY]

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