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Miss Iowa pageant winner missing left forearm, to speak about disabilities
FoxNews.com ^ | 6/10/2013

Posted on 06/10/2013 3:27:20 PM PDT by RoosterRedux

After a grueling three-day competition, Nicole Kelly was named Miss Iowa on Saturday. The 23-year-old will go on to compete in the Miss America pageant, where she will speak about the importance of overcoming disabilities.

Kelly was born without her left forearm, according to her biography on MissIowa.com.

“As I grew up I learned to counterbalance the initial stares I received from people with an outgoing personality that would not give into ‘no,’” she writes on the Iowa pageant site. “This means that I tried everything. From baseball, to dance, to diving - there is nothing I would not try. I found my passion within a world where I was giving people permission to stare: the stage.”

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Will a smile like that, who needs forearms.


1 posted on 06/10/2013 3:27:20 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
With, not will.

That said, only linesmen need forearms. And she's never gonna make it as a linesman.

2 posted on 06/10/2013 3:28:27 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Wow! Forearm? I didn’t... forearm?


3 posted on 06/10/2013 3:28:37 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: RoosterRedux

The headline could be read as if the forearm was going speak about disabilities,.


5 posted on 06/10/2013 3:30:12 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: F15Eagle
what spirit - more than me I think.

Somehow, I doubt that.;-)

6 posted on 06/10/2013 3:31:08 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Forewarned, is forearm- . . .

. . . oh, sorry.


7 posted on 06/10/2013 3:31:35 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Perdogg

Misleading isn’t it.


9 posted on 06/10/2013 3:32:03 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

That’s an Iowan for you!


10 posted on 06/10/2013 3:33:21 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: F15Eagle

Yes, kudos to her spirit. But this PC cr@pola is going too far.

This smacks of those schools who give every participant a medal.


11 posted on 06/10/2013 3:34:45 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: F15Eagle
I'd like to feel small like a pup curled up on the couch next to her. Purely Biblical you understand.

She just exudes good and kind spirit...and easy strength.

God works in mysterious ways. In fact, He almost always works mysteriously.

12 posted on 06/10/2013 3:35:38 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: fwdude
Relax and take a long gaze into her eyes. She is not winning because the judges want to be kind.

She is winning because the judges don't even see her supposed disability.

She is a simply a winner...

14 posted on 06/10/2013 3:39:17 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Wait ‘til you see her play the piano!


15 posted on 06/10/2013 3:41:55 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: RoosterRedux
I’ve known two women with the same issue, no forearm as a result of a birth defect. One was my mother’s good friend and the other my sister-in-law’s grandmother. Both were spunky, independent, marvelous women with a fabulous sense of humor. They both were raised by families that didn’t allow the difference to interfere with their expectations. They both also, had great smiles.
16 posted on 06/10/2013 3:43:45 PM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: RoosterRedux

Wrong. She’s getting the sympathy vote.

And she’ll probably win Miss America for the same reason.

These pageants aren’t what they used to be - they’re pretty much a joke now. Twenty-five years ago, this woman wouldn’t stand a chance of winning. And rightfully so.


17 posted on 06/10/2013 3:44:44 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

Pretty tasteless remark from someone that clings to religion (at least according to your tagline).


18 posted on 06/10/2013 3:46:09 PM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Wait ‘til you see her play the piano!

There are actually compositions for one hand. And they are complex and daunting pieces.

19 posted on 06/10/2013 3:48:48 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ken in texas
Pretty tasteless remark ...
Ditto!
20 posted on 06/10/2013 3:49:17 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: ken in texas

Yeah I would hope the Admins would remove that. That’s not what we’re about here.


21 posted on 06/10/2013 3:50:04 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: RinaseaofDs

lol!


22 posted on 06/10/2013 3:54:36 PM PDT by brivette
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To: fwdude

Reminds me of one of the few MASH episodes where Charles Emerson Winchester comes off looking like a good guy. “Well I can strike the proper keys - YOU can PLAY the piano.” (Or something like that.)


23 posted on 06/10/2013 3:55:44 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Huskrrrr

I was born and raised in Iowa..


24 posted on 06/10/2013 3:55:48 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

that was a stupid comment, and I hope you get banned for it


25 posted on 06/10/2013 3:56:39 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: RoosterRedux

She is a blessing, what else can I say?


26 posted on 06/10/2013 3:58:56 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: fwdude

I don’t know much about her, but if she’s functioning in society, she’s as qualified as anyone else. She may be a great person and capable of being a great representative for the organization. I don’t categorize her as unqualified on the face of it.


27 posted on 06/10/2013 4:01:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: Mr. K
that was a stupid comment, and I hope you get banned for it

He was.

28 posted on 06/10/2013 4:17:26 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra; Mr. K

No he wasn’t, the comment was removed.


29 posted on 06/10/2013 4:33:08 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Good for her!

I knew a girl in college who had lost one of her hands in an accident when she was a young girl. One night a bunch of us were hanging around, drinking beer, etc., and a guy asked her, “Well, then how do you shave under your arms?” Without batting an eye, she said, “I hold the razor in my hand.”

Beautiful girl.


30 posted on 06/10/2013 4:48:28 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: brivette

Same here. Iowa proud (and Iowa stubborn).


31 posted on 06/10/2013 4:52:46 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: ought-six
The Miss America pageant ceased to be a "beauty pageant" many years ago.

This girl, and the rest of them for that matter, are judged on interview skills and talent, fitness (used to be called swimsuit), and poise.

Having an arm, or not, is irrelevant. There have been some Miss Americas who are not beauties in the traditional classic sense.

These girls also rack up some serious scholarship dollars.

32 posted on 06/10/2013 4:56:49 PM PDT by TontoKowalski
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To: RoosterRedux

Can you even imagine the Miss America Pageant stripping a black woman of the crown for posing in the nude? Today, they would call her a hero.

33 posted on 06/10/2013 4:59:20 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: fwdude

Sympathy vote?

You are so wrong.

You must be one heck of a party to live with, given the attitude you display here.


35 posted on 06/10/2013 6:13:21 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: F15Eagle

He was just immature. You know the type: Off-the-wall comments to get attention. That sort.

He probably went into politics later in life.


36 posted on 06/10/2013 6:16:04 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: webstersII
Sympathy vote?

You are so wrong.

Prove me wrong.

37 posted on 06/10/2013 6:30:12 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

“Prove me wrong. “

Prove yourself right.

You and I both know there’s no way to prove or disprove it. It’s only opinions on this subject.


38 posted on 06/10/2013 6:32:41 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: fwdude

Well, just look at the sympathy votes here! And don’t you call anybody “cripple”!


39 posted on 06/10/2013 6:33:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Pretty girl. I came damn close to losing my left hand and arm a couple of years ago. Still have it, but it doesn’t work very well. No more saxoffoning, though...


40 posted on 06/10/2013 6:36:39 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Semper Fi Drummer Rigby)
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To: 21twelve

The guy was a concert pianist. Lost a hand in the war. Wanted to die, but Charles got him some one-hand Piano music. I think it was Ravel, who wrote for a friend after WWI.


41 posted on 06/10/2013 6:44:22 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Semper Fi Drummer Rigby)
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To: webstersII

About the only way is to watch the entire show (contest). Who were the competitors? WE NEED MORE PICS!


42 posted on 06/10/2013 7:26:05 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: ansel12
No he wasn’t, the comment was removed.

His profile page said he was banned.

43 posted on 06/10/2013 7:39:32 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: real saxophonist
You're exactly right.

The Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major was composed by Maurice Ravel between 1929 and 1930, concurrently with his Piano Concerto in G. It was commissioned by the Austrian pianist, Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm during World War I.

If you just listened, you would never believe the pianist was using only one hand.

Ravel-Piano Concerto in D Major for the Left Hand

44 posted on 06/10/2013 7:47:07 PM PDT by randita
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I had a piano student with exactly the same disability. I started teaching her voice lessons in addition to piano and she developed into a wonderful singer and actress. She had a sunny personality and pursued occupational therapy in college - a perfect career for her.


45 posted on 06/10/2013 7:48:50 PM PDT by randita
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Then it only lasted a few minutes.


46 posted on 06/10/2013 8:01:02 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: randita

Very nice performance. Thanks!


47 posted on 06/10/2013 8:07:25 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Semper Fi Drummer Rigby)
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To: F15Eagle

I must be lucky- In the school I went to if someone kicked the crutches out from someone he would have gotten a serious ass-beating


49 posted on 06/11/2013 7:46:13 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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