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One-Handed Guitarist Tony Memmel Uses Music To Inspire Children WIth Hand and Limb-Differences
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
Tony and his wife, Lesleigh, have teamed together with a non-profit organization called The Lucky Fin Project. Based out of Michigan, its founder, Molly Stapelman, and its ever-growing following from all over the world, works tirelessly to celebrate, educate, support and unite those who live with limb differences (lucky fins) – especially children.
Just as I was a young mom who felt lonely years ago, there are many others who initially struggle. Tony and Lesleigh have currently traveled through 44 of our 50 states to perform his music and get word out about the Lucky Fin Project to all. His message is clear, emphasizing “A”bility over “Dis”ability. Young families are benefiting as they hear and embrace this idea.
Tony recently wrote the Lucky Fin Project’s theme song, simply titled, “Lucky Fin Song,” and Lesleigh filmed this video. They collaborated with the LFP to showcase both the work that they do in their travels, as well as how beautifully our children, faced with limb differences, can live their lives.
As we often say in the limb difference community, Lucky Fins Rock!
Katie Kolberg Memmel
(Katie Kolberg Memmel is the author of “Five Fingers, Ten Toes – A Mother’s Story of Raising a Child Born with a Limb Difference.” The book is available through Amazon).