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Dan Caro on Drums

This week you’ll have the opportunity to get a copy of Dan Caro’s life story—The Gift of Fire: How I Made Adversity Work for Me.  Dan is a professional jazz drummer and inspirational speaker and a man of exquisite courage and spirit. You saw him play the drums on my most recent PBS special Excuses Begone! Dan banished excuses as a tiny child when he survived an injury by fire that destroyed both of his hands and almost took his life. Dan survived and grew up loving music and wanting to be a musician. He found a way to play the drums and play them well, proving to the world that the only limits in life are those you create for yourself. When Dan isn’t playing jazz in his native city of New Orleans, he is traveling the country encouraging others not just to overcome life’s hardships, but to view adversity as a gift that can drive us toward reaching our full potential. Dan is passing on the love and support that buoyed him up through the years, giving his all to life in a way that few of us are challenged to do. Dan also serves as an Ambassador for the Shriners of North America, whose hospitals provide specialized medical care for children, including treatment for burn victims. Think of Dan the next time you are tempted to pull out that ever-popular excuse “It will be difficult.” Dan took the gift of fire and used it to fuel the powerful spirit of his extraordinary life.

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leslie says:

this is the show that changed my life! it happened at the very end, on 2-26-10 . good, bad or indifferent. i am finally happy for everything. thank god! thank you! thank dan caro! thank everyone! it is a gift, because it was given to me. forever grateful, leslie

rosy says:

“proving to the world that the only limits in life are those you create for yourself”

I love this i live by that
God Bless Wayne…

Andrea says:

I love Dan. He serves as an inspiration to my children and myself. How can any of us ever say anything is impossible? We can’t.

Nealon Hightower, Six Simple Truths says:

Wayno, way to connect us to some real life inspiration. When we align with our true nature, the best always comes out. Thank you.

Juracy says:

He truly is an inspiration. !!

I.L.S. says:

I’ve just discovered this blog, and I would like to contact Dr. Wayne Dyer for his guidance in getting my first of eight Books published.

Thank you so much, for being able to do this.

Gary Meldrum says:

Thank you for sharing this story. As someone on their journey I thrive on stories like this, as it gives me pure inspiration and proves that there are no limits.

Valerie Curcuro, Life Coach says:

Thanks for the true life inspirational example of “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” words are empty without the evidence and Dan Caro is proof positive.

Janet Pfeiffer, The Secret Side of Anger says:

People like Dan inspire us to turn adversity into advantage. I saw him on PBS and he is a living miracle.
I believe that when tragedy strikes, not only are we meant to learn from it but also to be an example for others. “Success is not only what you acheive when you reach your goal but more importantly who you become along the journey.”

Mucunda says:

Hello everybody who read this.
Could be a special spirit who can help to find a job for my daughter in Japan? TAKING CARE OF CHILDREN WAHILE SHE FINISH HER JAPANES STUDIES. I AM SURE THE POWER OF INTENTION WILL HELP ME MANY THAKS

Diane says:

The inspiration of Dan and many others light the path when there is darkness and encourage me to hold the light so others may see….peace, Diane

Chantal Beaupre, Quebec says:

Hi, Wayne! You’re absolutely right: Dan Caro is such an inspiring young man! I look forward to seeing both Dan and you in Toronto, on May 24th! Namaste