Just 3 months before her audition on America’s Got Talent back in June of 2014, 20-year-old Anna Clendening was completely bedridden. That’s because she suffers from anxiety and depression disorder, something she was diagnosed with when she was just 14-years-old.
But on this night, in front of thousands, we see a new Anna. She’s still very nervous to step on stage, but she exudes a new confidence and courage. For her, music was the key to finding this courage and freedom from her disorder.
She chose to perform Leonard Cohen’s classic “Hallelujah,” which you could argue gets overplayed on these types of shows. But for Anna, the song takes on an entirely new meaning, and it’s absolutely beautiful!
Here’s our takeaway: As Anna said in her interview, her parents were by her side the entire way. If you know somebody who suffers from depression or anxiety, do everything you can to support them.
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