Girl with no hands wins handwriting contest

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CHESAPEAKE, VA (WCMH) — A girl in Virginia is showing that not having hands isn’t something that will hold her back. 

Anaya Ellick, 9, tells WTKR, she thinks she can do anything.

“I’ll be able to do it if I try,” she says.

And with Anaya’s latest achievement, it’s easy to believe her. 

Anaya was born without hands, but on Wednesday she was announced as the winner of the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting contest under a special needs category for her ability to write so well in cursive.

This isn’t the first time that Anaya’s penmanship has won her an award either. She won the same award in 2016 for her print handwriting.

“I was happy and I thought my mom was joking when she said I won again,” the third grader tells WTKR.

Anaya isn’t through yet though, she says she think she’s going to tackle sports next. 

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