Dan Caro was born and raised in Southern Louisiana and grew up surrounded by the sounds of the New Orleans jazz scene. He vowed at a young age that, despite the childhood fire that robbed him of his hands, he would become a professional drummer. Dan studied music and music therapy at several universities including Loyola. His pursuit and achievement of his dream inspired thousands of people and launched his second career as a motivational speaker. Dan also serves as an Ambassador for the Shriners of North America. He lives outside of New Orleans with his dog, Dixie.