Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Ever faced a task and thought, “I simply can’t”? Ever told yourself, “Why even bother trying”? These phrases are not even in the vocabulary of young Benedicta Fisher. Though born with normal use of her arms and legs, she showed signs of Pervasive Systemic Weirdness from an early age, and her condition has only progressed as she grows. But her PSW isn’t slowing her down. Just witness this gutsy kid painting a picture of “Dog Going to Church in Batman’s Airplane with His Muvver.”
Remember, her arms work fine. And yet she is using her teeth like a champion. And what have you accomplished with your teeth today, huh, huh? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Boy, you kind of suck, compared to her. Still not blubbering like a fool? Then check out the way she responds to her own mother, who questioned why she was painting with her mouth. Is this kid going to buckle under the normative familial pressure ? No, she is not.
Yes, it is inspiring. Also, her name is Elsa. Not Benny. Elsa.