- Despite having four fingers, Darrius Simmons of Ohio, United States, plays the musical instrument perfectly
- Simmons learnt the piano when he was 10 years of age even though he knew it would be difficult for him
- The teenager says he wants to motivate people that they can turn a disability that seems so bad into something that can make so many people happy
Darrius Simmons is one of the people that will never allow their conditions to stop them from doing extraordinary things in life.
Simmons, who has three fingers on his right hand and one finger on his left, is a self-taught pianist, Face 2 Face Africa reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Simmons said he decided to learn the piano when he was 10 years of age even though he knew it would be difficult for him.
He told CNN: “I knew most people had 10 fingers. I knew I had four, but I was pretty sure I could make it work.”
The-19-year-old pianist, who was born with a genetic condition called ectrodactyly, was also diagnosed with a rare congenital anomaly. He had his legs amputated below the knees at 18 months old.
According to Simmons, he started with his church's piano when he taught himself how to play the instrument. He was said to have practised a lot and found ways to get to the keys with his four fingers while grasping the pedals with his prostheses.
In other news, a physically-challenged person, Geoffrey Asadu, has re-established the fact that there is ability in disability by becoming a lawyer with a clean record of not losing any case despite practising for over two decades.
The 58-year-old lawyer, who spoke with The Sun, said he was six when he suddenly went blind.
Asadu said he had a headache that lasted for about three days before he was rushed to the hospital.
He said: "As the headache continued, I was taken to Akulue Hospital, Nsukka, where I was administered with one drug by one medical doctor, who owned the hospital. I was given an injection by the doctor for three days."
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