Web Exclusive: A guitar player, born without arms, shares his gift

Web Exclusive: A guitar player, born without arms, shares his gift

(KOVR/CNN) - A musician is overcoming his disability, proving nothing is impossible.  The young man, who was born without arms, is now a guitar player and motivational speaker.

When you watch George Dennehy play his guitar, it is effortless. But, also a surprise, the guitar is being played with his feet.

"I was born in Romania and I was born without arms," said George Dennehy.  Getting to this point was a struggle.

He was rejected by his village in Romania at birth.  His family gave him up for adoption in hopes he would have a better life.

"It was believed that if a baby wasn't born perfect or completely healthy, they were cursed with God," said Dennehy.  

After a year and a half neglected in an orphanage, Dennehy was adopted. His life got better, and at 8 years old, everything changed.  "My mom signed me up for music lessons.
I started playing the cello; then, when I got to middle school and high school, I started picking up the guitar and the bass guitar," said Dennehy.  

After years of feeling sorry for himself, he had a different perspective.

"Every life has a purpose and God created everyone for a reason," said Dennehy.  

Now, music is what keeps his head up. "Music is the only thing I think I'm OK at.
I don't really think I'm good at anything else, so it's just what I do," said Dennehy.  

Acoustic and emotional, his music speaks to people. Dennehy is traveling the world, sharing his story and perspective that changed his life.  

"I like to go around and tell people anything's possible," said Dennehy.
"I don't ever want to hear ‘I can't' or ‘this is too hard' because anything is possible."


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