Friday, June 24, 2011

The beat goes on: Percussionist finds his way back

"When I'm playing music, I forget that I'm in a wheelchair."

Check out this article about an amazing man who, 10 years after a serious car accident which broke his neck and left him paralyzed, earned a degree in music education from University of Texas El Paso.  He used his favorite music to encourage himself to get through his rehabilitative workouts, spurring him to realize the importance of music in his life.  He studied percussion, using adaptive mallets and drumsticks to play snare drum, steel, drum, and marimba.  This amazing young man graduated from UTEP this past May, and reminds us all of the healing power of music!

Here is the article in its entirety:

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