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      February 18, 2016

      When Jesse Ehman was a kid, he got to meet a famous musician — Rick Allen, the one-armed drummer of Def Leppard.

      “He showed me his drum set, some of the things he has for drumming with one hand. Unlike me — I use a prosthetic with a drumstick — he used various foot pedals from the drums. You press them and they play different sounds, so that was cool,” the 17-year-old said.

      The meeting proved to be an inspiration. Within six months Jesse, who is a partial left arm amputee, was taking drum lessons. He plays to this day, getting together with his friends to jam.

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