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Apr. 24, 19 | 5:43 pm

Maryland, United States– She was born with no hands but has proven that she can do things most people can– sometimes even better.

Ten-year-old Sara Hinesley recently bagged the Nicholas Maxim Award in a national handwriting contest. Hinesley’s neatly cursive writing earned her praises from the judges.

Hinesley’s award is being given to students with cognitive delays or persons with disabilities. The event’s judges were composed of occupational therapists.

Hinesley is a third grader in Maryland and started writing in cursive using both ends of her arms.

“I want to inspire others who also have challenges like me to do better,” Hinesley said in an interview.

She won $500 in the contest and haven’t decided on what to do with it.

Hinesley’s mother, Cathryn said her daughter is free-spirited, who likes to swim and ride a bike. Sara is also into arts.

Hinesley’s family had tried prosthetic hands but decided that the girl will be fine without them.

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