My mind is officially blown.
I’m sure many of you are familiar with Tony Memmel. Tony was born missing his let arm just like me. If you’re not familiar with Tony, watch this video. I remember watching it and immediately saying, “I need to meet this guy.”
So, I made this video (pre-livingonehanded.com!):
Yeah, I did that. And it worked! Tony I met in October last year (read about it here) and I blame, er, credit that video completely. Tony is a great guy and I’m incredibly excited to watch his career as a musician unfold. Amazing talent!
And while that’s cool, this is what’s blowing my mind:
The other day Tony’s mom, Katie, found a newspaper put out by the Children’s Hospital back in 1988. That’s 24 years ago. Who was on the front page? Yours truly. Playing a recorder.
And who was on page 2? You guessed it! Tony Memmel!
That’s right. 24 years ago, Tony Memmel and I occupied page 1 and 2 of the same newspaper. 24 years later we met for the first time.
That is insane.
And I, for one, am proud to call Tony a friend and look forward to a lifetime of dominating newspapers together.