The Good News: Little Girl Born Without Hands Wins National Handwriting Competition
The principal of her school says that she "truly has some of the neatest hardworking in her class."
7-year-old Anaya Ellick from Virginia beat out 50 other first graders in a national handwriting competition to take the 1st place trophy. What's more amazing? She was born without hands. She holds a pencil between her forearms.
Her penmanship was submitted in the category that encourages the participation of students with cognitive delays, or intellectual, physical and/or developmental disabilities, which is then judged by several occupational therapists.The winner is awarded the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellence in Penmanship.
Her mother says that, at this point in her life, she doesn't need assistance with anything anymore. She dresses, bathes and feeds herself, along with having impeccable penmanship.
Her principal says that she doesn't feel like it's an "obstacle," and that her classmates treat her just like everybody else.
This little girl rocks my socks off! Guarantee her handwriting is better than most adults.