Most of us have been guilty of moaning about how difficult it is to get out of bed and ready in the morning.
But for Marina Hodyi, a 21-year-old Russian woman from the small region of Sevastopol, on the Crimean peninsula, the morning routine poses a unique set of challenges — and the way she overcomes them is downright inspiring.
The bold brunette woman has no arms, so each day, she drinks tea, puts on make-up using only her legs.
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Hodyi has also learned to grasp a pencil adeptly with her toes, and can sketch impressively well on a notepad.
She can be seen going about her daily life in a video posted to YouTube by international news agency RT Ruptly.
As news.com.au reports, in the clip — the authenticity of which has not been independently verified — Hodyi can be seen using her legs and feet to complete other everyday tasks such as putting on mascara, using a computer, and drawing faces and hearts.
The remarkable young woman can also reportedly cook.
RT Ruptly reports the young woman “refused to use prosthetic limbs,” but doesn’t explain in the video caption how she lost her arms.
One thing that is clear, however, is that the young woman’s creativity and perseverance in the face of adversity is nothing short of incredible.
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It takes a great deal of tenacity and determination to overcome such an enormous obstacle.
Marina, we applaud you.