Determination and hard work were definitely the major factors that helped Margielyn Didal earn a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games.
But in a way, she was a tad fortunate too --to be born into parents who support her passion for skateboarding and accept her as part of the LGBT community.
"Nagpapasalamat ako sa parents ko dahil pinalaki nila ako ng maayos, sinuportahan nila kung ano iyong gusto ko kahit pasaway ako. As an LGBT din, tanggap ako ng parents ko. 'Yun lang, mahal ko po sila."
Her story is part of a series of videos for "Family is Love" — the theme of this year's ABS-CBN Christmas station ID which is set to premiere on Sunday.