Yesterday I found heart-warming inspiration from an unexpected source.
I happened to glance at the activities of some of my Facebook friends and stopped at one where I read that one of my friends had liked a particular video post…..about a deaf singer performing at a talent show.
One other time I had come across a Ted Talk in which a woman was talking about her experience about being deaf and being involved in music, and she had been deaf at a young age. She had overcome various challenges in her life and had fulfilled her dream of being a professional musician, or more precisely, a percussionist.
So, with that in mind, I was especially intrigued with this new post.
What increased the intrigue was that this other young woman – singer/songwriter – was appearing on the show, “America’s Got Talent,” which I generally don’t watch. But now being somewhat savvy that deafness doesn’t mean that a person can’t achieve their musicianship dreams, I had a hunch this would be a ground-breaking experience. Ever since Susan Doyle wowed the judges on the British equivalent show – where she overcame her hurdle of no formal training and wavering self-confidence – I keep a keen eye and ear open to those more “unique” aspiring singers.
What an incredibly momentous experience for this young lady!
Mandy Harvey – inspiring and amazing – how she handled overcoming her biggest obstacle….herself.
No spoilers from me, but I encourage you to watch this clip.