Man plays cello, guitar with his feet and challenges others to try harder

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A young man who faced many challenges early in his life has become an inspiration to others by playing the guitar with his feet and proving obstacles can-- and should-- be overcome.

George Dennehy was born without arms in Romania. He was rejected by his village at birth.

"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 explained.

He spent a year and a half neglected in an orphanage before he was adopted.

Dennehy said he spent a few years feeling sorry for himself. But then his mom signed him up for music lessons when he was eight-years-old.

"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."

It's amazing to watch him play with his feet. He travels the world sharing his story and the 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."

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