A Lil Positivity: Boy Born With No Arms Learns To Play The Trumpet

- By Bossip Staff

We love this kid… He’s got the right attitude about life. Meet Jahmir Wallace, a 10-year-old who hasn’t let his birth defect hinder his passion for music.

Via Gawker:

A few months ago, Jahmir Wallace — a New Jersey ten-year-old who was born without arms — decided he wanted to learn to play the trumpet.

So he did.

“My older sister used to play the piano, so I decided maybe I should try to learn an instrument,” Wallace told the New Jersey TV station WFMZ.

Wallace’s music teacher, Desiree Kratzer, worked with a local music store to customize a stand for Wallace’s trumpet — because he has no arms, he has to use his toes as his fingers (he apparently mastered the guitar with the same method).

When Wallace tried the instrument for the first time in September, he said it all clicked together for him.

“I kind of felt excited,” the 10-year-old told WFMZ. “I kind of felt like, oh man this is kind of comfortable and it kind of felt like this might be the one for me.”

Wallace’s hard work culminated with his elementary school’s annual winter concert, where he played along with the rest of his fifth grade class.

“Anybody out there that would like to try an instrument, go ahead and try it. You never know,” Wallace said.

He’s so precious. We’re not even his parents but we’re super proud of Jahmir for pursuing his musical aspirations!


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