sábado, 28 de dezembro de 2013

Christopher Duffley blind and Autistic

             Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord...

This boy's voice is amazing - millions of people have already heard him ...!

Christopher Duffley is blind and Autistic, but that does not stop him from praising the Lord!!! 
blind and Autistic
Enjoy listening to him as he sings, "Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord ... 

... at Prestonwood Baptist Church, when he was just 10 years old.

Christopher was 13 years on 19th May 2014.

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About Christopher Duffley:

Christopher Duffley entered this world with only a 50 percent chance of survival. Born prematurely at 26 weeks, Christopher weighed just 1 lb 12 oz. and tested positive for cocaine. Miraculously, he survived, but an eye condition, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a disease that affects the eyes of many premature babies, rendered him totally blind by the time he was 6 months old. Due to his birth parents’ inability to care for him because of their drug dependency, Christopher was discharged from the hospital into foster care.

But Christopher’s struggles were not the end of the story. When his biological aunt and her husband, Christine and Stephen Duffley, learned that Christopher was in foster care, they sought him out. Once they located the child, they brought him home to New Hampshire to be part of their family.
By the time he reached 5 years old, Christopher had been diagnosed with autism. Although he had rarely conversed until he reached the first grade, Christopher’s adopted mother, Christine, had noticed his ability to make rhythmic noises and keep beat, and he had begun to pick out songs on the piano by age 3. Because of this natural affinity, music therapy was a logical choice to help Christopher learn to communicate, which Christine says he did more often by singing than talking. And, when he sang, it was in perfect pitch.
Although the circumstances have been difficult and we have had challenges, we have found much joy and so many more blessings,” says Christine Duffley:
“Family life is imperfect and messy, and it has been a journey of love, forgiveness and abandonment. Through it all, however, we are grateful that Christopher’s biological parents chose life and now, God is using this life to touch the world for Christ”.

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