The Most Positive And Inspiring Video featuring Tony Melendez
A video about Tony Melendez - with English Subtitles - do watch it, you will be glad you did.
Tony Meléndez is a Nicaraguan American guitar player, composer and singer and songwriter who was born without arms. His mother took Thalidomide while pregnant, which caused his disability. Tony Meléndez has learned to play the guitar with his feet.
On September 15, 1987 Meléndez sang Never Be the Same while playing the guitar with his feet in a special performance for Pope John Paul II. Visibly moved, the Pope descended from his chair and embraced Meléndez. The Pope told Meléndez, “My wish for you is that you continue to give hope to others and continue in what you are doing”, which inspired him.
With his band, Tony Meléndez and the Toe Jam Band, has a busy concert schedule. Tony Meléndez also gives motivational talks and has written a book.