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Our next story is about the perseverance of an 11 year old girl; a girl who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three.

She had a difficult childhood she got bullied, felt excluded — but she never gave up.

And today this very girl has an IQ more than that of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. You heard that right.

Meet Adara Perez Sanchez, who is making waves globally with her exceptional intelligence. Adara’s IQ, that is intelligence quotient, was measured at an astonishing 162.

And why do I call it astonishing?

That is because Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking had an IQ score of 160, which made both these scientists near genesis.

But what makes Atara story unique is not her IQ only Perhaps it is her perseverance her ability to fight against all odds in life and come out stronger.

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Adhara has not had an easy childhood: she grew up in a low-income neighborhood. When she was three, she was diagnosed with autism, a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. And with this of course came numerous challenges particularly at school.

She was also bullied by her classmates. She had difficulty socializing, and as a result, she started to isolate herself.

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But when people around her were doubting her, Adhara’s mother noticed something very different — it was her love for mathematics. And Adhara’s talent in mathematics was special: she self-taught herself algebra, memorized the periodic table.

And this made her mother enroll her in a special school, a school for gifted children. And what happened next is creating a lot of buzz around the world: Adhara’s IQ was tested at this school, and the score measured 162.

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From a very young age, Adhara developed a passion for space exploration. It all started when she saw Stephen Hawking’s artwork.

And any guesses where she saw it? It was at her doctor’s office.

And since then there was no turning back for her.

Adhara decided to explore the red planet; it became her inseparable dream. And at the age of five, just five years old, she finished elementary school. And at six, she was done with high school.

Imagine, when most kids are still clearing their grade one exams, Adhara was already a high school pass out.

In fact it doesn’t stop here: this young girl is set to receive a master’s degree in engineering. She already holds a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering and is currently pursuing a master’s program in mathematics.

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This very girl who was once bullied because she was differently-abled, she has not only confined herself to her education she actively is involved in promoting math and science among girls her age.

And to serve this purpose, she is working with the Mexican space agency. And not just that, Adhara is actively involved in promoting math and science among girls her age.

And to serve this purpose, she is working with the Mexican space agency. This young girl wants to colonize Mars.

In a recent interview, she said, “I want to go to space and colonize Mars; if you don’t like where you are imagine where you want to be. I see myself at NASA, so it’s worth a try.

And as I speak, Adhara is working on finishing her g-tip and if she passes these tests will open up the doors of NASA for her. Adhara will then join NASA as a young scientist and become the first autistic person to fly.

Can you guess her age by then?

She will be only 17 years old, just 17.

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From specially challenged to specially gifted, Adhara’s story is perhaps a reminder on how setbacks can be turned into comebacks.

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Pre-school, Nursery School. Adara Perez Sanchez is an ordinary girl. True or false?

Kindergarten. Was Adara popular at school? Was she cool? Did she have a lot of friends?

Elementary (Primary) School. Adara’s father is an engineer and her mother is a scientist. Is this right or wrong?

Intermediate, Middle School. Does she have average intelligence and studied very, very hard?

High (Secondary) School. Adara is especially good in art, history, literature, psychology and sociology. Is this correct or incorrect

Vocational-Technical School. Has she made any major accomplishments?

Community College. Adara’s long-term goals is to create new apps, devices and blogs. Do you agree?
Liberal Arts College. Are there any geniuses in your class, school or company?

University. Who are some great achievers today and in history?

Graduate School. Do you have a role-model? Who do you admire?

Bachelor’s Degree. If you had an IQ of 180 to 200, what would you do?

Master’s Degree. What could or should people, academics, businesses and the government do?

Doctorate Degree, PhD. What might happen in the future?

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