Freedom Friday: A teen with autism and is blind inspires others with his voice
Music has always been an important part of Christopher Duffley’s life.
“Music to me is for one thing: it brings joy to people. Singing is a gift that I share. Because I’m blind, I see people with my heart for who they truly are instead of what they look like on the outside,” the 15-year-old told ABC News.
Christopher learned how to communicate with others through his love of music.
“It was the music therapy where we realized that he really had talent, that he had perfect pitch, that the harmonies we heard were definitely a gift that he had,” Christine, Christopher’s man, said.
“I like singing because when I’m at an event, I know that it brings joy to people,” Christopher explained.
Christopher hosts a weekly “Mission Possible” podcast as a way to connect with fans and to encourage others living with disabilities to dream big. He even edits and engineers each podcast.
Christopher has the same dreams and aspirations. He’s no different, he just does things differently,” Christine said.
To listen to and watch Christopher sing: http://abcnews.go.com/US/christopher-duffley-15-blind-autistic-teen-inspiring-voice/story?id=42065557
To watch and listen to him sing “Open the Eyes of My Heart” in 2011 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkgbDu9iDqo