A 12-year-old girl who was born without arms has gone viral after her family revealed she loves karate, soccer, dancing, and playing baseball.
While Zoe Bosanic may have been born different due to Bilateral Upper Limb Amelia, the lack of arms never stopped her from achieving her goals and living her life to the fullest.
Little Zoe was adopted into the family of Michigan-based Karrie and Brian, who previously adopted another child, following her birth in China.
“I saw Zoe’s picture and I just fell in love with her and I started writing letters that night to the adoption agency,” the mother explained in an interview with Barcroft TV.
Throughout the years, the girl continued to surprise her parents as she learned how to do everything from eating to cooking to doing the dishes without her arms.
“It humbles you to watch her do things that you sit there, and you don’t know how she’s going to do it, but she finds a way to do it,” father Brian added.
The girl has also developed a passion for sports, whereas she now not only plays soccer and baseball but also practices karate and dancing.
“I play four sports: karate, dance, baseball and soccer and I play three sports competitively: karate, dance and soccer,” Zoe said. “My favorite is karate because I like kicking and I’m good at it.”
While Zoe is perfectly capable of taking care of herself most of the time, her condition sadly gets her a lot of unwanted attention in the form of stares and inappropriate comments.
“Just walking around I’ll notice people are staring or pointing. We’ve even had people just like come up and touch her, it’s strange,” sister Taylor admitted.
“If we go to the grocery store, there’s inevitably one little kid who’s in the store in their shopping cart and they point and say ‘Mom look at that little girl she doesn’t have any arms,’” Karrie added.
To make sure she gets everything done in time, Zoe also has a helper, a specially trained dog who goes under the name of Mochi.
“Mochi helps me at school by carrying stuff and bringing stuff to me. And at home Mochi helps me with getting stuff out of the fridge and getting papers for me,” the 12-year-old girl explained.
As Zoe’s parents added, they’re not really worried about the girl’s future because she had already surpassed the limits and will continue finding ways to achieve whatever she wants.
“She can do pretty much anything she wants; I don’t see anything really holding her back. Whatever she wants to do, she sets her mind to it she’ll find a way to do it and be successful at it.” Brian expressed.
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