What An Amazing Young Lady

And I have to say her parents are pretty damned awesome too

A first-grader who was born without hands has won a national penmanship award, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

…Annie writes by wedging a pencil between her arms, the same way she feeds herself and even paints her toenails, the newspaper reports.

The national award is one of two given to students with disabilities — the other went to an Ohio student with a visual impairment.

But no one even knew there was a special category for the disabled until after Annie had won top penmanship honors among all students at her school and the entry was forwarded to the state competition.

5 Responses to “What An Amazing Young Lady”

  1. Syd B. says:

    In a world where everything else is a dog’s breakfast, this is truly a wonderful story. There remains hope for humanity.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Indeed, Syd. Those were Daughter’s exact words.

  3. JeffS says:

    An excellent story! Thanks for posting it….I see that it’s making the rounds on Facebook as well.

  4. Gunslinger says:

    Suddenly I find myself hating the world less. It’s nice to see hope is alive.

  5. Kathy K says:

    Yeah – what Gunslinger says. But, yanno, I suspect that if she’s what I hope she may become, that winning “top penmanship honors among all students at her school” is what will motivate her. Why handicap yourself if you don’t have to?

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