Meet Alvin Law

There is an amazing video circulating across the web titled “We’re the Superhumans.”It includes 140 athletes, musicians and ordinary people with disabilities crammed into three minutes of television. The trailer opens up with some amazing big band drumming by Alvin Law.

According to his bio: “Alvin has appeared on countless telethons (well over 100 since 1976) and media features, and has been the subject of two award winning television documentaries. The first, His Best Foot Forward, was shown across Canada in 1978. The second, Broken Promises, focused on the plight of Canada’s Thalidomide victims and after its Canadian showing was seen on American Public Broadcasting’s Frontline. Re-named Extraordinary People, it was nominated for an Emmy Award. Alvin has appeared on CBC’s What On Earth and ABC’s Frontrunners. Their segment about Alvin won an Emmy Award.”

I find this man incredibly inspirational as he can do more with no hands than I can do with two. His drumming is amazing and it motivates me to practice more often.


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