Saturday, March 29, 2008

Press: Cerebral palsy can't stop 10-year-old's winning writing - HC

"'Written words are for me the glue which keeps my existence held fast in a semblance of stability,' she writes. 'Without words, it would all come crashing round my ears, turning bright sunshine into darkest night. Poetry fills my soul with delightful hues of life's momentary escapes into bliss, and torment. Language is my paint and my keyboard is my brush.'

Today in London, 10-year-old Jemma will be named first-place winner in the 16-and-under category of the prestigious Write Up Your Street competition. Jemma, a student at Mark Twain Elementary School, beat more than 1,600 entrants in the contest."


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