The Armless Drummer

Cornel Hrisca-Munn was born without forearms and deformed right leg. He was given just days to live and his birth mother left him in an institution where he was "dumped in a battered metal cot in a bare room crammed full of other unwanted or disabled babies, given a little milk and left to die." But Cornel refused to die:

... Cornel had other ideas, wriggling restlessly around on his filthy mattress as best he could and somehow taking in enough calories each day to gain weight. When he was seven months old, a visiting doctor noticed the bright-eyed, feisty infant in need of medical treatment. He appealed to a British woman who, by chance, was there as part of an aid project, for help. Within months, Cornel's grim future had been transformed into one of hope.

Today, the young man is midway through his first year at Oxford University, studying philosophy and theology. And oh, and as you can tell from his YouTube clip above, he plays a mean drum, too.

So. The next time you're having a bad day, just remember the story of Cornel Hrisca-Munn, the armless drummer: Link - via MSNBC

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