Espanol / English

Middle East Near You

Gaza teen draws with her feet after being born with no hands

Seventeen-year-old Palestinian Aya Masoud is unique; her skill is not only the artwork she produces, but the method she uses to make it.

Born with no hands, Aya learnt to write and draw using her feet. She hopes that her drawings will be showcased in a gallery in the future.

With the help of her mother and support from the rest of her family, Aya now writes legibly. Her family and the help she received from her school teachers allowed her to reach the stage she has today, Aya told MEMO.

She believes she is a message of determination and perseverance to those with special needs, and proof that you can achieve your goals even with disabilities. She believes that disabilities are in the mind and not in the body.

Read: PA reducing funds for Gazan to access medical care

Categories
IsraelMiddle EastNewsPalestineVideos & Photo Stories
The Palestinian History Tapestry: Exhibition and Panel Discussion