Here’s your Must See Video of the Day. Two girls with cystic fibrosis were told they’d never be able to sing. They proved the doctors wrong on America’s Got Talent. And how!
Thanks and a H/T to Mary Meets Dolly who writes:
I know a lot about the genetics of cystic fibrosis also known as CF. I have tested thousands of people for mutations in the CFTR gene that cause this debilitating lung disease. The majority of people that I have tested were pregnant women. I know some of those babies that were found to have CF (upon further testing) probably did not make it out of the womb. Like with Down Syndrome, there is a systematic assault on fetuses with CF…
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June 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm
Awww… I love this! So beautiful!
June 30, 2010 at 9:38 pm
I got teary eyed.
The ubiquitous "they" don't often know what they're talking about.
July 1, 2010 at 3:41 am
Wow! I'll be posting this on my blog, all due credit to be given.
July 1, 2010 at 5:45 pm
Certainly this is uplifting, these girls are precious and the singing is wonderful! But I don't understand why they would be told such a thing in the first place.
We have a very similar disease to CF that is in our family. It is quite a terrible lung disease and causes repeated pneumonias and other problems. But all those in my family who have it have no trouble singing. Obviously during a time of full blown pneumonia they would not be able to sing too well.
Maybe, then, "they" (the Doctors) simply meant that "you won't be able to sing – as a career." And they might still be correct about that. More likely, it will have an impact, but I think these girls can handle it. It is nice to see them out there obviously loving what they are doing!
July 4, 2010 at 8:09 pm
Anonymous, I have no doubt that doctors told them they wouldn't be able to sing. At the therapy clinic my son goes to, I know many kids whose doctors told them wouldn't walk. They're running. There's one little girl whose doctor said wouldn't live long. Then, the doctor told them she wouldn't walk. This past May, she danced in the local ballet school's spring performance.
July 7, 2010 at 12:40 am
I have this disease and I can see why the doctors say this. It is often very difficult for People with it to breathe and therefore, to sing. It is not fun to live with. It has always been my dream to go on AGT and sing. Seeing these two girls has just made me that much more confident that I could do it. I love to sing, but it is often difficult to do so.
July 8, 2010 at 3:53 am
My nine-year old daughter has CF and it's so inspirational to see these two young girls get up and sing their hearts out! I hope the CF Foundation will post this wonderful news on their website soon!