Actor and musician John Stamos provides the cure for an America sick of Madonna dreaming about blowing up the White House and of has-been D-listers mimicking ISIS and holding up a ketchup-splashed papier-mâché severed head of our president. In a stunning show of heart and patriotism, Stamos gave a wounded Marine and his family his own drum set.
Young Conservatives reports:
John Stamos has always been a patriotic guy.
But what he did for a Marine and his family over July 4th was a truly beautiful thing.
The 53-year-old actor hosted the PBS concert special titled “A Capital Fourth” that was broadcast from the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The star-studded show included performers like Kellie Pickler, The Four Tops, and The Beach Boys who Stamos later took the stage and worked the drums for, according to People magazine.
Stamos spoke of how special the drum set he was using was to him.
“Ludwig was the drum set I always dreamed of having as a kid,” Stamos explained. “[Jazz drummer] Buddy Rich was an inspiration to me and when I started playing. I wanted to be just like him, [and] he played Ludwig. I didn’t turn out to be Buddy Rich but I love having drums like him.”
Marine Corps Master Sergeant Mike Schneider and his family were in the audience.
Schnieder suffered two traumatic brain injuries during his service and from post-traumatic stress disorder. He was involved in a music therapy program at Walter Reed to help him.
Schneider’s son, Owen, who suffers from neurofibromatosis and was told by doctors he would never be able to play the instrument, also liked to play the drums.
When Stamos found out that they were there, he decided to donate his almost new drum kit to Marine Corps Master Sergeant Mike Schneider and his family.
Selflessness, humility, patriotism, and heart from a celebrity? Yes, it happens.