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Boy Born Without Hands Gets Honored For Penmanship!

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So inspiring!

Despite having been born without the lower two-thirds of his arms, fifth-grader Nicholas Maxim received an award Monday for entering in Zaner-Bloser's 20th annual National Handwriting Contest!

We're so glad that he has positive people around him willing to show him he can do anything he puts his mind to:

"We submitted his entry because we felt his penmanship was amazing considering he completes most of his work without using his prostheses."

That's incredible!

He does his writing by holding the pen between his two upper arms, and focusing on every movement. Apparently, he's very diligent in everything he does!

The competition was so moved by his entry that they actually created an award in his honor: Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellent Penmanship.

They hope, and we do too, that this will inspire all kinds of other kids to enter, and to never give up on something they believe in doing!

Congrats, Nicholas! We're proud of you!

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17 comments to “Boy Born Without Hands Gets Honored For Penmanship!”



  1. 1

    That's terrible. How can someone without hands win a handwriting contest. The fix is in. HA!



  2. 2

    This makes me so happy how accepted he is by his classmates :)



  3. 3

    Cue Lady Gaga- 'Born this Way'

    …I'm an asshole, I know.



  4. 4

    This is actually a very sweet story .. too bad some morons have to be smart asses about it.

    I am sure that this kid is going to excel in his life … way to go!



  5. 5

    Good for him. :)



  6. 6

    You'd think someone would get the poor kid at least some braces for his teeth. Poor bastard!



  7. 7

    today I said if i didn't have something nice to say about Perez.. I would say nothing at all… this is me saying nothing…



  8. 8

    Poor kid. Should had been "taken care of" at birth. Bad parents.



  9. 9

    For once its nice to hear an inspiring story like this. We can all learn a lesson from this boy. I wish Nicholas good luck in his future. Im sure he'll do fine :)



  10. 10

    Pathetic.
    This kid can barely write. And how the fuck does he play soccer and football when he's in a wheelchair??? Did he even have full legs?
    How patronizing.
    And there's many, many, many folks born w/ out body parts and do way better than he's doing. Mary Vincent was born w/ arms and now draws incredible drawings/art work w/ her hook hands.
    And for fuck's sake, get that boy some braces!



  11. 11

    Wow look at all the pieces of shit have something negative to say. Get your lead from Mario I see. If you don't know the full story and run your mouth, you show how truly ignorant you are. He was adopted and has shown more brains than some of you inbreds.



  12. 12

    Re: Nathiestx – Wow, you are pathetic. Your mom should have aborted you before you were born. He is a child and did nothing to you. Keep your hate to yourself asshole.
    .
    And I sort of feel like they are exploiting this child. Yes, it is wonderful that he is living under his conditions but there is no need to have it on here.



  13. 13

    I don't think the kid deserves an award. Obviously he does not have good penmanship, I'm sorry but it's impossible. They only gave him an award to make him feel better about himself while at the same time they are drawing attention to his disability!



  14. 14

    Anyone who has anything bad to say about A LITTLE BOY is a pathetic piece of shit who doesn't deserve live and fully deserves every horrible thing that will come their way. You could have a kid some day who turns out to be different, and you will deserve the pain and struggles that come with that.

    Anyways, this proves he can accomplish anything he puts his mind too and nothing can hold him back! People wish they had his ambition and courage.



  15. 15

    I love when you bring this to us perez, its like a punch when we have another notion of reality. I feel much bigger when I see people breaking limits, i feel pleased when i see science making a huge step. In fact I suggest you to do some research about the bio print. its about organ regeneration, its unbelievable. You can have your arms, legs, any part of your body back, just like a lizards tail, its a huge step that actually works. its on its way…. and its happening right now, as we speak….



  16. 16

    Nevermind the ugly trolls who come here to post the negativity that's roiling around in their ugly minds.

    This story is very moving. You go Nicholas!! Well done. :)



  17. 17

    He looks a little young for braces asshats! So many mean comments on here, you really should be ashamed of yourselves! God Bless the kids in his school for treating him like a normal kid! :)