"You're not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have " - Oscar Pistorius.
This is a very true and enlightening statement. Many of us, whenever we face any difficulties, we freak out or lose hope, but some move forward in their lives with double the determination and double the strength, conquering all their troubles and achieving a whole new level of success.
One such person is a 7-year-old small girl, Anaya Ellick. This little girl has set an outstanding example for everybody in the world. As, it is not who you are, it is who you believe you are.
This little girl, Anaya Ellick, of Virginia, is in first grade and she was born without hands and does not use a prosthesis, won a Nicholas Maxim Special Award, for Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship.
Along with Anaya, there were 50 other students competing in the contest. Students up to class eight were allowed to participate. This contest was organized by Zaner-Bloser,which is an organization that publishes, research-based handwriting, reading etc programs.
As a winner, Anaya got $1000, a trophy and a certificate as a prize. To participate in the competition for the Nicholas Maxim Award, "a student must have a cognitive delay, or an intellectual, physical or developmental disability," Zaner-Bloser said in a statement, and that a team of occupational therapists judges the entries.
"Anaya is a remarkable young lady. She does not let anything get in the way of doing what she has set out to do," said her school Principal Tracy Cox in a statement from the school. "She is a hard worker and has some of the best handwriting in her class. Her determination is an inspiration to all of us at GCA."
According to a newspaper, The Virginian Pilot, "When she wanted to draw, she learned how to balance a crayon or marker between her arms," they wrote. "By the time she was 5, she stopped using prosthetics." Her mother, Bianca Middleton, said they were "slowing her down more than helping." She also said, that her daughter's can-do attitude was an inspiration.
Her mother said, "She helps teach me things I take for granted every day, you know, and I look at her like, 'Wow, she's not complaining, never complains.' ".
We often start complaining about our lives looking at all the problem we are facing but we forget that it could have been something much worse. Everyone have their own problems, all we have to do is deal with them with a smile our faces. This little one has taught us a great thing today, and hope she will keep on inspiring us in the years to come.