Inspiring Disabled Teen Stuns School Talent Show
Being disabled due to a genetic disease doesn’t mean it is a hindrance to reaching one’s dreams. One proof of that is the 16-year-old Jared Watson who bravely showcased his talent and passion in singing at his high school’s talent show which led him to a beautiful turning point in his life- reaching his dream of being recognized for it.
Jared, who is confined to a wheelchair with spinal muscular atrophy, took his first step toward sharing his vocal talent with the world when he entered his school’s talent show. With his father by his side on guitar, Watson started singing a song made famous by Randy Travis, “I Told You So.” Your jaw will drop once you hear Watson start singing. His voice is strong and powerful, and his range is impressive. He can hit the lowest of low notes and the highest of high notes with ease.
No one knew what to expect, but everyone was swept out of their feet. When his video was uploaded and got viral in Youtube, the rest was history! But what makes the performance all the more inspiring is his obvious love for the music. You can tell how much that moment meant to him, and it shows through the genuine nature of his performance. Watson’s condition may have robbed him of his muscle movement, but it hasn’t robbed him of his amazing voice. He isn’t going to let anything stop him from achieving his dreams.
He is such an inspiration to everyone especially those who are battling with the same condition as his! Job well done young man!