Adhara Pérez, who hails from Mexico City, was labeled a "weirdo" in school. Now, she is pursuing two online degrees at once and wants to attend college soon.
Although Adhara Pérez hasn't reached double digits in terms of age, her IQ range is well into triple digits. The 8-year-old girl hailing from Mexico City reportedly possesses an IQ quotient of 162, which is a little higher than renowned geniuses Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, both of whom have an estimated IQ range of 160.
At the age of three, the girl from the slums of Tlahuac was diagnosed with Asperger, a condition that is included in the autism spectrum, according to The Yucatan Times.
La pequeña Adhara Pérez es una niña prodigio orgullosamente mexicana que nos dejó impresionados a todos en @cddelasideas. A sus 8 años ya estudia una carrera en Ingeniería Industrial y su más grande sueño es ser científica y convertirse en una astronauta para trabajar en la NASA. pic.twitter.com/zrjHm1rIjn— Ricardo Salinas Pliego (@RicardoBSalinas) 11 November 2019
Due to this development disorder, Pérez found it difficult to socialize with children of her age, who in turn bullied and "made a mockery" of her at school. Speaking to the outlet, the wonder girl shared this heartbreaking ordeal where students called her named like "weirdo" and "oddball."
Recalling one such incident, Pérez's mother, Nallely Sanchez said, "I saw that Adhara was playing in a little house and they locked her up. And they started to chant: 'Oddball, weirdo!' And then they started hitting the little house."
Unable to bear her daughter's unpleasant experience at school, Sanchez decided to do something about it. "So I said, I don’t want her to suffer."
Good for her! If I were around those bullies ... they wouldn’t bebullies any more!— Lou Sheehan (@LouSheehan) 16 November 2019
The mother of the seemingly bright pupil then shared how her daughter slipped into a "very deep" depression and had no desire to attend school. Even her teachers intimated her mother that Pérez would often doze off during classes, showing a lack of interest in her academics.
Aware of her daughter's unusual intelligence, Sanchez realized that Pérez's current education plan just wasn't right for the smart girl and so she took her to therapy. From there on, her exceptionally high IQ was identified and she was finally provided a suitable learning environment wich adapted according to Pérez's unique skills.
Go get ‘em tiger! Show those mean bullies whose boss! Be proud of what you’ve been able to accomplish so far, and don’t let anyone get in your way or stop you from doing great things!— dbNg (@dbNg73) 15 November 2019
It didn't take the brilliant young mind much time to complete her schooling. By the time she was 5, Pérez had completed her elementary school. She finished her middle school by 6 and high school by 8, reports Yucatan Times.
The 8-year-old old is currently pursuing two online degrees, one in systems engineering and another in industrial engineering in mathematics. The talented girl has also written a book in which she has penned down her difficult experiences titled Do Not Give Up (Translated to English).
Her exceptional understanding and power of grasping knowledge was also recognized by Forbes México's 100 and was featured in their list of 100 most powerful women in Mexico's list.
Awesome news— Miguel (@Miguel59397756) 16 November 2019
Congratulations little girl
Currently, Pérez is working on developing a smart bracelet that can monitor the emotions of differently-abled children, reports Vogue México. The product aims at anticipating and thus preventing sudden outbursts and seizures in such kids.
Sanchez, who has high hopes for her daughter's future, plans on taking Pérez to the United States to appear for the entrance exams at the University of Arizona. Now, Pérez, who wants to explore astrophysics and become an astronaut someday, is learning English to secure a place in her dream school.
A very smart and beautiful young girl, it’s the ones like her that will CHANGE THE WORLD!!— RockL (@RaquelRockl) 16 November 2019