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jimofbentley
04-20-2012, 03:31 AM
A girl with no hands wins a penmanship award, and her parents have adopted six disabled children.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-south/first-grader-without-hands-wins-award-for-writing-632011/?p=1

Lee
04-21-2012, 08:47 PM
Very impressive. Of course, as schools' emphasis on handwriting continues to go down--I believe some have quit teaching cursive altogether--her competition level is down. Regardless, to overcome a handicap like that shows determination.

jimofbentley
04-23-2012, 06:52 AM
Well, considering that my 5th grade teacher sent me to the principal because she thought that I was deliberately writing sloppy, I was quite impressed by her efforts.

By the way, my sloppy handwriting wasn't deliberate, and I still can't write neat now matter how hard I try.

Learning how to type was the best thing I ever did.

(Well, not THE best thing, but you know what I mean).