A quadruple amputee who lost all four of his limbs didn’t let his disability prevent him from making it to the top of the music scene by becoming a renowned DJ.
Watch Amputee Without Limbs Rock The Stage As A DJ!
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36-year-old Sydney-based Tom Nash is not only one of the best but also one of the most unique DJs that Australia has to offer.
After the man was diagnosed with meningococcal septicemia when he was just 19 years old, he lost both arms and legs.
Instead of giving up, however, he took to the stage wearing hook prosthetics which he uses to make music and come up with spectacular performances.
“I felt rough when I was at university, and the next thing I knew I was in a coma. I was in a coma for two weeks, and when I woke up, he told me I had meningococcal septicemia and I was in hospital for a further 18 months,” Tom recalled.
“Over that period, I lost both of my legs and both of my arms, I didn’t mind losing my legs because I knew I could cope without them but when I lost my arms it was hard because I made music.
“The hooks are what you’re started on, I didn’t know if I wanted them but after a while, I really liked the look of them, they looked pretty badass.
“I can do things with my hooks that people with $200,000 Bionic arms can’t, I can pretty much do most things I attempt.”
As the man added, he wasn’t initially planning to become a DJ but everything changed after he delivered an outstanding performance in one of the oldest clubs in Sydney.
“I never started out as a DJ, my best friend and I got asked to run a night at my friend’s club but we couldn’t afford a DJ so I just said I would do it,” he added.
“It went well, and we ended up DJ’ing the longest-running club night in Sydney, it launched my entire career.”
On top of his prominent music career, Tom has also become a motivational speaker who aims to create a more understanding society.
“I think by telling children not to point and ask, we create a culture that grows up thinking they can’t. The less they understand the more they fear, and the more they fear the less they understand – which spirals out of control,” he said.
“The only way to learn about things is to ask questions, if we block that impulse, we set ourselves up to misunderstand, which as a society is the opposite of what we should be aiming for.”
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