The Joy Of Giving - Narayanan Krishnan


Birth name : José Antonio Meléndez Rodríguez
Born : January 9, 1962 (age 51) in Rivas, Nicaragua
Genres : Christian, Spanish
Occupations : singer, songwriter, composer
Instruments :guitar
Years active : 1985-present

José Antonio Meléndez Rodríguez (born on January 9, 1.962, in Rivas, Nicaragua) is a Nicaraguan American guitar player, composer, singer, and songwriter who was born without arms.

His mother took Thalidomide while pregnant, which caused his disability.

Meléndez has learned to play the guitar with his feet.

Career

Meléndez began playing and singing in the Los Angeles area in 1.985.

On September 15, 1.987, Meléndez sang Never Be the Same while playing the guitar with his feet in a special performance for Pope John Paul II.

Visibly moved, the Pope descended from his chair and embraced Meléndez.

The Pope told Meléndez, "my wish to you, is to continue of giving this hope to all, all the people," which inspired him.
As of 2.005, his band, Tony Meléndez and the Toe Jam Band, has a busy concert schedule.

Meléndez gives motivational talks and has written a book. He campaigns actively for the prolife cause.

Meléndez now resides in Branson, Missouri with his wife, Lynn.

Awards and recognition

Meléndez has won Unity Awards Male Vocalist of the Year UCMVA in 2.000, 2.002, and 2.004, and. In 2.002, he took Artist of the year.

He received the Branson Entertainment Award for Best New Artist in 1.999, the "Inspirational Hero Award from the NFL Alumni Association at the Super Bowl XXIII and has received special commendations from the State of California for his work with young people and from President Reagan, regarding Tony "as a positive role model for America".

Special Commendation from President Reagan — As A Positive Role Model for America
Special Commendation from State of California - For Work with Young People
Inspirational Hero Award from the NFL Alumni Association at Super Bowl XXIII in Miami
Branson Entertainment Awards – Best New Artist (1.999)
Unity Awards — Male Vocalist of the Year UCMVA (2.000)
Unity Awards — Artist of the Year UCMVA (2.002)
Unity Awards — Male Vocalist of the Year UCMVA (2.002)
Unity Awards — Male Vocalist of the Year UCMVA (2.004)

Discography

Never Be the Same (1.988)
Ways of the Wise (1.990)
El Muro Se Callo (1.991)
Debe Haber (1.995)
Hands in Heaven (1.997)
The Cup Of Life (1.998)
Intimate Worship (1-999)

Published works

A Gift of Hope (1.991)

Labels

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(1) It is not about beeing a religious person (1) it is only about having the feeling that you are able to help others (1) it's like a sword has pierced his body. (1) Jeremy Lim (1) Jessica Cox (1) Just a few years ago Aliki Chrysochou lost her coordination and her ability to speak and move when she was diagnosed with neurological disease focal encephalitis (1) Kakenya Ntaiya (1) Life examples (34) Lizzie Velasquez (1) Malala Yousafzai (1) More recently (1) Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1) Moussa Ag Assarid (1) Mullins was born with fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bones) and (1) multiracial election (1) n a practice known as baad (1) Naomi Feil (1) Narayanan Krishnan (1) Narayanan Krishnan was on his way to be an award-winning chef at a 5-star restaurant in Switzerland. (1) Nelson Mandela (1) Nick Vujicic (1) Ntaiya tells the fearless story of continuing on to college (1) Phan Thi Kim Phuc (1) Qian Hongyan (1) Qian Hongyan at age 3 had a car accident and lost both legs (1) Rahama Haruna (1) Randy Pausch (1) Sarah Bartman (1) Scotland (1) Sentayehu Teshale a very unique carpenter (1) she was born with an orthopedic condition that caused her knees to bend backwards (1) She was born without arms due to a rare birth defect. (1) Sung Bong Choi (1) Susan Boyle (1) Susan Boyle Magdalane (West Lothian (1) Team Hoyt strives to help those who are physically disabled become active members of the community (1) That didn’t stop him from following his dreams (1) That terrified little girl is still alive today and has become an eloquent testimony to the authenticity of that photo (1) the "Inspirational Hero Award from the NFL Alumni Association at the Super Bowl XXIII (1) The Hottentot Venus (1) The story of Rick and Dick Hoyt (1) The sweet and peaceful character of Joi Joi-South African to receive amicably led the Boers (farmers) installed (1) The twins Abigail and Brittany Hensel (1) Thomas Quasthoff (1) Tony Meléndez (1) With a degree in hand and future in sight (1)
 
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