Virginia Currents recently won a “Best Segment in a Magazine Program” Emmy® for the “George Dennehy – A Story of Inspiration” feature. The story was produced and edited by Patty Nevadomski, and the videographers were Mike Rogers and Carroll Smith. This was the only nominee out of 9 entries for this category.
Competing against Washington, DC, Baltimore, Maryland and Virginia Beach, Richmond’s Emmy® entries were submitted to the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – the chapter responsible for awarding the Emmy® to those in the television industry that exhibit a level of excellence worthy of an Emmy® for the region.
(This Virginia Currents feature first aired in 2013.)
About The Feature
George Dennehy was born without arms in Romania where he was put up for adoption. Ashland couple, Sharon & Michael Dennehy, adopted George – who uses his feet like his hands. George learned how to drive a car, play the cello, piano and guitar – all with his feet. His musical accomplishments have enabled him to play at a concert with the GooGoo Dolls, perform a song written for him by a group of Nashville musicians, and play for his local church.
His accomplishments, attitude, talent, and caring spirit are inspirational. The Dennehy’s have 3 biological children and have adopted 9 others from various countries – many with disabilities.