Born Without Hands, Teen Defies Odds As Musical Protege

16-year-old, Alexei Romanov hasn’t been playing the piano too long, but you would never guess it. His music is beyond incredible and the most admirable thing about him? He plays without hands!

When Romanov was born, doctors noticed right away something was off – his hands never fully developed. In disbelief, his biological parents abandoned him at an orphanage. Twelve years later, a loving family adopted him.

Growing up, Romanov took a strong interest in classical music and secretly yearned to play the piano. Discouraged by many, Romanov defied the odds and taught himself how to use the keyboard. His secret? He focused on the way the chords sounded and tried to imitate as best he could.