Sarah was born in China. The girl spent 6 years in a boarding school for disabled children.
These days, many people hardly write by hand. But Sarah does, and she does it perfectly. Yet the girl was born without hands.
When Sarah was six years old, the Hinsley couple from the city of Frederick adopted her and brought her to the United States.
The couple surrounded the child with love and affection, and it turned out the girl was talented.
She quickly began learning English, and shortly after, she was communicating with her adoptive parents and older sister.
When Sarah went to school, her parents were worried that she might fall behind in her studies.
But to everyone’s astonishment, she started learning very well and even began writing.
She held the pen between her two arms and tried to write, and gradually, her scribbles transformed into increasingly beautiful letters.
Even most able-bodied people couldn’t reproduce letters so consistently.
“Sarah is a very intelligent and disciplined student. She excels in all subjects,” said the girl’s mother. The handless girl, Sarah, loves calligraphy.
The St. John school, where Sarah attends, sent her to a national spelling bee competition.
The girl participated in a special category for disabled children and won the top prize. “I love writing in italics, creating connected letters,” the 10-year-old girl says.
At the end of the school year, she received textbooks, a trophy, and a $500 prize. Katherine, Sarah’s mother, is proud of her smart and smiling daughter who excels in all areas.
The hardworking girl wants her example to inspire other disabled children.