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Inspirational: 7-Year-Old Without Hands Won National Handwriting Award - April 20th 2012, 03:58 PM

7-year-old Annie Clark was born without hands. However, she has just won a national handwriting award! She can also type on a keyboard and use iPod Touch.

Can we even imagine all the hardships that she has gone through?

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What's really interesting here is how she writes. She wedges a pencil between her arms—the same way she feeds herself and even paints her toenails—and somehow has enough dexterity to write. That requires some very fine muscle movement in her arms in order to create characters on the page.

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Re: Inspirational: 7-Year-Old Without Hands Won National Handwriting Award - April 20th 2012, 04:17 PM

Wow. How can a 7 year old with no hands win a handwriting competition, and my lecturers complain that I, with two perfectly capable hands, have the worst handwriting they've ever seen? :\
   
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Re: Inspirational: 7-Year-Old Without Hands Won National Handwriting Award - April 20th 2012, 10:25 PM

Composure: My teachers practically wet their pants when they see my writing. I've gotten so good as typing quickly on a computer the dexterity in my hands to hold a pen is basically gone.

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Re: Inspirational: 7-Year-Old Without Hands Won National Handwriting Award - April 20th 2012, 10:42 PM

Dang, that's crazy!! Definitely a motivator, though.


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Re: Inspirational: 7-Year-Old Without Hands Won National Handwriting Award - April 20th 2012, 11:34 PM

That's so cool... I should ask for writing tips, because with my hand, I have terrible writing. But my parents say that my typing looks like I'm faking because I can type really really fast sometimes.


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Re: Inspirational: 7-Year-Old Without Hands Won National Handwriting Award - April 22nd 2012, 03:15 PM

Wow that is so cool! So happy to see people overcome their limitations to do what they want to do. I don't write well either. I type my assignments.


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Re: Inspirational: 7-Year-Old Without Hands Won National Handwriting Award - April 22nd 2012, 09:05 PM

This is amazing. It is incredible what people can do with so many challenges.


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Re: Inspirational: 7-Year-Old Without Hands Won National Handwriting Award - April 22nd 2012, 09:33 PM

This inspires me and somehow lowers my self esteem considering that have two hands and have awful handwriting. But this is really awesome.


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Re: Inspirational: 7-Year-Old Without Hands Won National Handwriting Award - April 23rd 2012, 07:01 AM

I call fraud, by definition, handwriting is to be done with hands! Or it would simply be called a "penmanship" competition!


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Re: Inspirational: 7-Year-Old Without Hands Won National Handwriting Award - April 23rd 2012, 08:02 AM

Omg that is mental. She is unbelievably cute <33


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