Her own way
What is one childhood activity that requires the use of hands as much as anything else? Climbing. What is one climbing exercise that elementary school students spend oodles of time at recess and after school doing? The monkey bars.
“Even an occupational therapist came up and said, ‘Wow, I can’t believe she has found her own way of climbing them,’” Katie Lyon said. “She can ride the bike and do similar things I thought would be harder because of balance. She ties her shoes. ... I thought those things would be delayed. We ran into three or four other people who have a little arm. We know those people are capable of doing those things, but I’m surprised at how quick they’ve happened.”
As with softball, basketball or anything else, Lexi usually has some foolproof system that allows her to be just like everyone else.