- Fortune smiles on Donavia Walker, a 17-year-old black girl without arms from Florida, as she is made leader in the US army cadet
- The young girl born with a rare condition called bilateral amelia now serves as a squad administrator on the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC)
- Donavia Walker drives, walks, draws, brushes, eats and performs every other activity almost effortlessly
A 17-year-old African-American girl named Donavia Walker from Florida who was born with a rare condition called Bilateral Amelia, has successfully made it into the US army cadet.
Face2FaceAfrica.com reports that the teenage disabled girl is a squad administrator on the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC).
Reports indicate that the Junior Reserve Officer cadet is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools as well as some middle schools across the US and United States military bases across the world.
Watch Donavia narrate her life story and demonstrate how she lives 'normally' in the video below:
It is reported that the program was originally created as part of the National Defense Act of 1916 and later expanded under the 1964 ROTC vitalization act.
Sergeant Major Rudy Carter, a retired US Army officer who has served as an instructor to the young lady revealed that he is greatly inspired by the relentlessness, hard work and success of the young black girl.
In the sergeant's own words, “Every day that I see her walk through my classroom is a day that I realize that when I get up in the morning there is nothing that should limit me or nothing should hold me back."
The 17-year-old drives, walks, draws, brushes, eats and performs every other activity almost effortlessly as can be seen in the short documentary on her.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Jilumol Mariet Thomas, a 28-year-old Indian national, turned lemons into lemonade and learnt how to make the best of every situation.
The go-getter was born with a syndrome called Thalidomide Syndrome which robbed her the opportunity to live without arms. But this did not stop her.
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