Christopher Duffley was born prematurely – weighing barely a pound – to very troubled parents. His mother was addicted to cocaine and had been using the drug during her pregnancy, transferring it to her son. His conditions was so bad that doctors were surprised he survived even one day. Duffle had to undergo several days of detox to get the cocaine out of his system and it is also likely that his mother’s drug abuse caused his blindness and Autism.
His aunt and uncle adopted Christopher as soon as they were able, in order to get him out of that unfit situation. Two years later, when Christopher was only 4 years old, he was called onstage to sing a song for his church congregation; he’s been singing ever since.
In his performance below, Christopher is led on stage by his uncle and legal guardian. As he begins to sing, Christopher’s angelic voice swells with emotion on-stage, and the admiration of everyone in the room is palpable. His rendition of the 90’s song “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever heard.
While he has had many hurdles in his young life, this boy is as strong as anyone his age, if not stronger, and that fighting spirit is clearly evident in this video. This young man is going to do big things!
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