Although he has no arms, his spirit soars, inspiring others with his music and his courage.
"Gift of Hope, The Tony Melendez Story": Tony Melendez may have been born without arms, but that hasnÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇt stopped him from enjoying life to the fullest. Tony was born with this birth defect in 1962 as a result of his motherÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs taking the prescription drug, Thalidomide.
Today he is known around the world for playing the guitar with his feet. He was thrown into the limelight when he performed before Pope John Paul II in Los Angeles in 1987. Visibly moved by TonyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs performance, the pope rushed into the audience to embrace him.
In this program we meet Tony and see him perform in many locations. After hearing his inspiring story, youÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇll understand why he has appeared on numerous television shows including ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Good Morning America,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«The Today Show,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«The 700 ClubÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ and many more. He has also received several awards including the Inspirational Hero Award from the NFL Alumni Association at Superbowl XXIII in Miami and the Branson Entertainment Award for the Best New Artist in 1999.
Tony is a powerful speaker and is frequently invited to give presentations to young people on drug abuse, the importance of self-esteem, disability awareness, cultural awareness and family support.
TonyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs inspiring story will challenge viewers to embrace life and give hope to those in need. This DVD includes new footage showing TonyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs life and ministry today.
- Rated: Not Rated
- Region: All Regions
- Languages: English
- Format: Full Screen
- Time: 45 minutes
- Release: 2001
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