Musical Mad Scientist Triumphs Over Medical Condition

by Gladius
(New Smyrna Beach, FL)



Just a few short years ago, it appeared that the ultimate dream of pursuing a music career--his true passion--might have been over all too soon for Gladius. A mysterious medical condition manifested its symptoms literally overnight. In June 2005, while studying classical guitar at Georgia State University's School of Music under professor John Sutherland, the aspiring virtuoso suddenly suffered from a rather crippling case of nerve damage, greatly hindering the sensation and dexterity of both hands.

But that wasn't going to stop an ambitious career that had hardly begun. Over the next several years, driven by more relentless discipline and determination than ever before, and owing in part to surgical procedure and extensive (ongoing) physical therapy, the neurological condition improved significantly.

Though still recovering, the composer continues to strive for the unattainable, feeding off the endless inspiration the good Lord provides.

"Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil."
(Ephesians 6:11) Gladius--n. sword

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