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Fri May 6, 2016, 02:19 PM

This 7-year-old girl without hands won a handwriting competition



When Anaya Ellick first applied to attend Greenbrier Christian Academy in Chesapeake, Va. this year, the school’s superintendent, Ron White, wasn’t sure it could meet her needs. But her parents assured him that Anaya needed no special accommodations — she was just like any other kid in the first grade.

She just happened to be born without hands.

The 7-year-old does not use prosthetics, yet she takes all of her own notes in class. She stands at her desk and grips the pencil between her forearms. From that angle, she is able to write with perfect penmanship.

Her handwriting is so impeccable that her principal, Tracy Cox, entered her in a national handwriting competition in the category for students with special needs. In April, it was announced that she had beaten 50 other children to win the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/05/06/this-determined-7-year-old-girl-with-no-hands-won-a-handwriting-competition/

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sl8 May 2016 OP
spanone May 2016 #1
ReRe May 2016 #2
Lucky Luciano May 2016 #3
jtuck004 May 2016 #4
Blue_Tires May 2016 #5
tk2kewl May 2016 #6
FSogol May 2016 #7
Old Crow May 2016 #8
Skittles May 2016 #9
surrealAmerican May 2016 #10
sl8 May 2016 #11
planetc May 2016 #12

Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 03:18 PM

1. K&R...

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 04:06 PM

2. K&R

That's a little Angel, right there. One smart and agile cookie. That child is going to go far!!!

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 04:10 PM

3. She has better handwriting than my chicken scratch!! nt

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 04:30 PM

4. They invented typewriters and printers for people, like me, who attempt writing.

 

That's astounding.

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Fri May 6, 2016, 04:41 PM

5. brilliant

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Fri May 6, 2016, 04:48 PM

6. beautiful!

 

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Fri May 6, 2016, 04:50 PM

7. Cool. Congrats Anaya. n/t

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 05:03 PM

8. Oh my gosh.

When someone with this kind of a disadvantage doesn't give up, and tries this hard, and succeeds? That's powerful.

I'd say she's a walking embodiment of the maxim, Teach by example.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 07:28 PM

9. talented and gorgeous

yes INDEED

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 09:23 PM

10. This reminds me of the story of Matthias Buchinger ...

... a seventeenth century German man born without hands who drew elaborate miniatures by holding his pen much like this child does.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #10)

Sat May 7, 2016, 08:16 AM

11. I'd never heard of him before.

Pretty amazing guy. Doesn't sound sound like his lack of appendages slowed him down much - aside from his art, he played a variety of musical instruments & had 14 kids.

Thanks for the information.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthias_Buchinger

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2016/wordp

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Sat May 7, 2016, 10:49 AM

12. kick for the photo of her smile and her grip on the trophy

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