When you watch George Dennehy play his guitar...it is effortless...but also a surprise. If you look closely, the guitar is being played with his feet.
"I was born in Romania, and I was born without arms," Dennehy says.
Getting to this point was a struggle. He was rejected by his village in Romania at birth, and his family sacrificed their love in hopes he would have a better life.
"There's a superstition that when a baby's not born perfect, or completely healthy, that they were believed to be cursed by God," Dennehy says.
After a year and a half neglected in an orphanage, he was adopted. Life got better, and at 8-years-old, everything changed.
"My mom signed me up for music lessons, and I started playing the cello. Then, when I got to be in middle school and high school, I started picking up the guitar and the bass guitar," Dennehy explains.
After years of feeling sorry for himself, he had a different perspective. "Every life has a purpose, and God created everyone for a reason," Dennehy says.
Now, music is what keeps Dennehy's head up. "Music's the only thing I really think I'm okay at. I'm not really good at anything else, so it's just what I do," he says.
Acoustic and emotional...music that 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 that anything's possible, and I don't ever want to hear the words, 'I can't or this is too hard, cause anything's possible'," he says.
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