Even if she was born without any hands, Anaya Ellick, from Chesapeake, Virginia (US) amazed everyone with her thirst for learning and her dedication to succeed; thus, even if she has a number of limitations compared with her other classmates, little Anaya still learned how to read and write – and write she did!
Using only her forearms to hold the pencil, Anaya learned how to write. She could write so well that when a national competition was launched to find the kid with the best handwriting in the US, Anaya’s teachers and parents decided to let her join.
While the rest of the other competitors had full limbs and hands to write, Anaya did not use prosthetics but only used her forearms.
Award body Zaner-Bloser shares on Facebook, “We want to say how proud we are of Anaya Ellick, a first-grade student at Greenbrier Christian Academy (GCA) in Chesapeake, Virginia, who earned the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship. Our team was honored to award Anaya her large trophy and a check for $1,000. Her determination and spirit is an inspiration to us all.”
Who would have thought that a girl with no hands would actually win the national handwriting competition? Isn’t she cool?