Cornel Hrisca-Munn calls himself a "disabled drummer who is giving youtube a go." Fair enough. But the modest self-description doesn't come close to capturing what it's like to watch Hrisca-Munn's cover of "Everlong" by the Foo Fighters.
Romanian-born Hrisca-Munn, a graduate of Oxford University and an aspiring lawyer according to his Twitter feed, was born missing portions of his arms and a deformity of his right leg. According to a 2010 feature from the Telegraph, the doctor who delivered Hrisca-Munn was so sure the child would die, no birth certificate was issued.
Fast-forward more than two decades and the young man, who was adopted by an English family, is thriving and proving himself to be many things, not the least of which is a seriously talented drummer.
As a boy, he was outfitted with an artifical arm. However, the then 3-year-old found the arm "too heavy and cumbersome," according to the biography posted on the website for the charity he founded that raises money for disabled people in Romania. Rather then mess with the artifical limb, he decided to go without it.
At the age of 14, Hrisca-Munn was runner-up in a national drumming competition, beating about 400 others, according to the Telegraphs' profile.
Now in his early 20s, he's kept on playing. In addition to the drums, he's also videoed himself strumming the bass. Check out all his tunes here.
One comment from a YouTube fan that sums up the reaction of many: "To anyone that has given up learning a new skill because "it's too hard": I'd just like to remind you that your excuses are invalid."