Here’s your inspiration for today. Tony Melendez was born in Nicaragua without any arms. At age 16, he started to learn the guitar with his feet. People told him it couldn’t be done. They were wrong. As you can see from this YouTube video, not only can Tony strum the guitar, he can play chords with his toes and even sing.
On September 15, 1987, he played “Never Be The Same” for Pope John Paul II. The Pope called him a “gift of hope.”
Big thanks to Holiday Matinee for sharing the clip with us on Facebook. It made my day. Anything may be possible if you are fully dedicated.
This is truly one of the most amazing people I have ever encountered in my life. Since I love to play guitar with all my heart, one can only realize that this man loves to play guitar so much that nothing could stand in his way. From his tasty choice of music to his drive to learn and accomplish whatever his hearts' desire. In my eyes, he is a musical genious in the midst of common musicians. Tony Melendez, thank you for inspiring me today!!! I am not an easy person to impress…yet, today, you have!!! You are anything but common!
tony is the greatest guitarist with no arms!
ha! i cant do that!
I like this video. A jar fills drop by drop