November 14, 2019 7:10:24 am
Alvin Law, a drummer and a motivational speaker, who was born without arms as a consequence of the drug thalidomide in his mother’s womb, spoke on the power of belief in this inspiring Goalcast video.
“The most important thing my foster mom did is to allow me to celebrate my difference. To not mourn not having two arms but to learn a very important lesson of gratitude, that is what we have is more important than what we don’t. So, it’s just not about having a positive attitude, it is about the power of understanding that negativity is part of this too,” he said in the video.
Law learned to perform routine activities using his feet alone, including eating, dressing and grooming himself and playing the drums, piano and trombone.
Stressing on how he fulfilled his dream to become a rockstar, he said, “I did become a rockstar when a soundtrack of a music video where I played drums was shown at the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016. This is representative of how living the impossible means living what seemed impossible. Our dreams can come true. But we have to believe that it’s possible. We need to believe in ourselves. More than anything, we need to say, yes, I can,” he said.
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