Janeil overcomes disability

Relief, excitement and gratitude.

This best sums up what Janeil Odle is feeling tonight after getting the news that she was the recipient of a Barbados Exhibition.

The 18-year-old visually impaired Barbados Community College student said she had to work extra hard in order to excel.

“I feel so good. I was praying that I did well because I did a lot of work,” she said.

Odle, who did the Associate Degree in Law and Literature, said that it was a real challenge getting the books especially the West Indian Literature to read in order to stay on top of her class.

“It took a greater effort to get the material I needed. I had to be photocopying a lot of stuff. My brother even had to record some of the books for me to listen back to,” Odle added.

But she told Barbados TODAY at her Ellerton, St George home that her desire to earnestly go after a scholarship or exhibition came after the changes in tuition payment.

“At first I was just going at my normal pace, but after I realised we now have to pay much more for UWI, I went into first gear and buckled down,” Odle said with a hearty laugh.

Her mother Heather Odle said he was extremely proud of her daughter’s achievement and was glad her hard work payed off.

Odle is now preparing to begin her studies at the UWI in Law.


Source: (DB)

3 Responses to Janeil overcomes disability

  1. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer August 15, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Big up Janell!

  2. Patrick Blackman August 15, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Great job, well done. Having a disability doesn’t mean you are stupid and you have surely proven that.

  3. John Howard August 16, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    You have proven exactly what I’ve being say for the past fourty odd years “There’s plenty Ability in the disability” and were living proof.



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