Nothing is impossible for this visually-impaired Emirati
Ajman - Despite his full visual impairment, he managed to finish his high school with a score of 98 per cent.
Most people easily give up, some resist for a brief period, while a few are so resilient and never lose hope.
Twenty-seven-year-old Emirati Abdulaziz Najim Qasim Abdullah Matar is one of those few with firm will and determination. Despite his full visual impairment, he managed to finish his high school with a score of 98 per cent.
"I do not believe in the word impossible," Matar, a student of law at Ajman University, said. Matar always having a dream to conquer his visual impairment.
He spares no effort to set a role model for others, turn people's sympathy into an admiration, and be a source of inspiration for others.
"Blindness is a spiritual setback rather than a physical disability," he said. "A man without ambition is nothing but a body with no heart and soul."
With his "make it happen" spirit, Sharjah-based Matar is all set to continue his graduate studies and earn master and doctorate degrees in law from Ajman University after finishing his bachelor's degree next year.
He currently works as an anchor with the Sharjah Media Corporation and also as a media coordinator with the Sharjah Sports Club. "I am ready to up challenges to the next level, and will start career as a lawyer after I finish my bachelor's degree next year."
Matar's outstanding performance made him eligible for a full scholarship with the Ajman University.
"I not only write and chant poetry, but have also acted in plays and series. I have done lots of voiceovers for popular TV cartoons, said Matar, who just got married recently.