Goo Goo Dolls invite a guy with no arms to play guitar on stage
by John Fisher,posted Aug 14 2012 7:01AM
I found this story on Yahoo, and even cynical old John found it touching:
George Dennehy was born without arms but amazingly has learned to play the guitar using only his feet. On June 2, the 18-year-old performed a cover of the song "Iris" by the band Goo Goo Dolls at the Ashland Strawberry Faire in Ashland, Va. Video of that performance has been viewed by nearly half a million people on YouTube alone and caught the attention of the band members, who invited Dennehy to performed live with them at the Musikfest 2012 festival in Pennsylvania this past weekend.
And as if that weren't remarkable enough, it turns out that Dennehy is actually a multi-instrumentalist, playing the piano, bass and cello—all with his feet. (Jeez, I can barely play the piano -- badlyl -- and I have all my limbs.)
"Every person has their purpose here," Dennehy said. "We're all here for a reason. Don't let anything get in someone's way to do what they feel called to do. I just want people to see that even though I don't have arms I'm still striving to do what I want to do in my life."
This is shakey cellphone video, but you get the idea: