Anaya Ellick is rightly being praised as an inspiration.
The seven-year-old was born with no hands, and she doesn’t use prosthetics.
Yet that did not stop her winning a national handwriting competition in the US.
When she writes, Anaya holds a pencil between her arms.
She also stands over the desk, in order to get the right angle to write.
Anaya is a first-grader at Greenbrier Christian Academy in Virginia, and she picked up the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship.
Her principal, Tracy Cox, told CNN: ‘Anaya is a remarkable young lady.
‘She does not let anything get in the way of doing what she has set out to do.’
And her mum, Bianca Middleton, said: ‘She ties her shoes. She gets dressed by herself. She doesn’t really need any assistance to do anything.’