Meet 17-year-old black girl without arms who made it into the US army cadet

Meet 17-year-old black girl without arms who made it into the US army cadet

- Donavia Walker is a 17-year-old black girl without arms from Florida who is a leader in the US Army Cadet

- The young girl was born with a rare condition called Bilateral Amelia and 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

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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.

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Watch Donavia narrate her life story and demonstrate how she lives 'normally' in the video below:

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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".

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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.

In other news, a 35-year-old Ghanaian who tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated under isolation conditions has spoken about his experience

According to the gentleman, he did not experience any symptoms but chose to get tested since he had returned from France recently.

It is indicated that the 35-year-old spent 14 days in France on an official assignment after which he returned to the country.

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