There are many children for whom the thirst for education takes them much beyond the normal road and they do amazing things just for their interest. Just recently, we saw a story of a 10-year-old US girl Sara Hinesley who is born without hands. But that doesn’t stop her to write. The third-grader just won a national handwriting competition for her cursive writing, which she just learned this year.
According to the Washington Post, Sara Hinesley can write in English and some Mandarin. She thought cursive writing was kind of easy when she started to learn it this year.
Sara doesn’t just write superbly, she also paints, draws, and sculpts with clay – all without hands. Her class teacher, Cheryl Churilla said that she has never heard Sara say, ‘I can’t’. The student who studies at St. John’s Regional Catholic School in Frederick, Md. recently won the 2019 Nicholas Maxim award for her beautiful cursive handwriting. The annual award is given to two students with special needs- for print writing and script.
We often see kids studying under street-lamps and going to various lengths to get an education. It is a wonderful and yet at the same time a pitiful sight. But the sight instantly inspires respect in our hearts for such children who beat the odds.
Hats off to Sara and we wish she achieves all her dreams. Such children are an inspiration to each one of us to keep up the hard work and never let go, whatever the difficulty may be.