- Posted September 25, 2013 by
New York, New York
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A "Skin-Man's" Feet.
One of my favorites is Rick Allen. He is the drummer for Def Leppard. One of the world's most famous Rock band's.
In the 1980's, Def Leppard was a new Rock sensation Worldwide. They Sold out concerts, everywhere & were on their way into music history.
But in 1984 the drummer, Rick Allen was in an horrific car accident. His left arm was completely severed. It could not be reattached (although an attempt was made).
It seemed his famous drumming days were over & he became deeply depressed.
Remarkably, the rest of the band refused to go on without him. And with that they began an incredible journey to find a way to bring his drumming back in to the band.
In 1986, Rick Allen did just that. He played his new custom drum kit with just his feet!
The band's determination made what seemed impossible, possible. They stood together as 1 and came out of this tragedy with an even stronger bond. One that would Rock the world. This time to even greater success!
This true story always reminds me that we are capable of anything when we believe in it. And what love for one another, respect & compassion can do.
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