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Jonesboro, AR--Bob Snell Reports

Offbeat: Inspirational Music

April 19, 2006--Posted at 5:30 a.m.  CDT

JONESBORO, AR--Jimmy Lewis is a musician, but doesn't use any traditional instruments to create his sound.  Jimmy uses his computer to create electronic music and Jimmy is totally disabled, confined to a wheelchair for the last 21 years and breathes only with the assistance of a respirator. 

Jimmy was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age 7 and was put in a wheelchair at 12.  That's when doctors told Jimmy if things went well, he would probably live to be 21.  Jimmy is now 34 years old and says he'll never give up.  He's an honors graduate from ASU and spent three years at law school in Memphis, he was even in the movie, "The Rainmaker." 

Five years ago Jimmy discovered electronic music and while he can barely push and punch the mouse, manages to orchestrate his vision through sound.  Jimmy say his parents are the inspiration for his tunes, because they have sacrificed so much and are always there for him.

If you'd like to hear some of Jimmy's music just go to:

http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?songs=120927&T=9969 .

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