JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Seventeen-year-old Willie Moore is a student at Douglass Anderson and his first love is music.
Moore started playing the guitar at six years old.
His father asked him to play the guitar at age six, to help build his confidence.
But Moore isn't your average guitar player.
He plays the guitar with four fingers on his left hand.
Early in his childhood doctors were forced to remove his non-working thumb and replace it with his index finger.
But, he never allowed that to stop him.
Along with his love of music, Moore has a passion for helping people through his foundation, The Willie Moore Foundation.
Willie's foundation holds Christmas, Easter and teddy bear drives throughout the year.
Willie Moore III is our Hero Next Door.
Along with doing his foundation work Willie also volunteers at Douglas Anderson High School.
He said he's scheduled to graduate in 2014 and he plans to attend Berkley College of Music in Boston, Mass. where he plans to major in music performance.
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