It is hard to think that a person, much less a child can recover from a life-threatening medical condition, much less carry on being successful at a very young age, if that sounds like something that is challenging, wait until you see what happened to a very young Atlanta Native and of course her family, and the story of how they overcame adversity to discover a very hidden talent that amazes everyone.
Everything started when she developed a bacterial infection at only 4 years of age, this turned into double pneumonia, causing her to go septic, destroying her kidneys and causing severe and extensive damage to her body.
Shortly after, she was put on life support and doctors were not sure she was going to make it. After months of testing, doctors discovered that her mother was a perfect match, and on September 13th, 2013, they went in for surgery.
Fully recovered, she found a new zest for life through her love for singing, as her parents found out early in her life. Her parents have always been very supportive of her wanting to follow her dreams, and have been with her on that since the very start.
So, when she said she wanted to be on the very famous “America’s got Talent”, her parents did not hesitate to take her there.
She was asked who she was and what her dream was and she said “I want to be the next Whitney Houston, I want to be a superstar”, at such a young age, those statements seemed very far-fetched, but regardless, the judges listened to her as she introduced herself and said she was only 9 years old. She also said that she had just found out that she was going to be a big sister, which of course, made everyone cheer.
Soon after, she mentioned that she was very happy to be on the show because she had always watched the show on YouTube and now suddenly, “she was in it”. To that, one of the judges added, “not only you’re in it, but you’re in it to win it” as she herself completed that sentence.
The judges wished her good luck and the music started, everyone was on the edge of their seats as they listened as the song “Rise up” from Andra Day started playing and one by one, she started to hit every single note in a way that left everyone in awe.