We all have an idea of what we want to be when we grow up. Some of us are fortunate enough to be able to do exactly as we imagined in our childhood, but to the great majority of people, life ends up throwing curve balls at them, some with more intensity than others.
That’s what happened to Mandy Harvey. Her dream was always to be a singer. She sang since she was 4 years-old and at the age of eighteen, she started pursuing her lifelong dream by getting a Vocal Music Education at Colorado State University when the unimaginable happened. Due to a connective tissue disorder that affected her nerves, she lost her residual hearing.
Losing your hearing is a devastating thing to happen to anyone, especially to a singer. After going deaf, Mandy gave up her dream but then realized she wanted to do more with her life than just give up. She just changed the path of how she would pursue her dream.
Mandy figured out how to get back into singing by relying on muscle memory, using visual tuners and trusting her pitch. To feel the tempo when she sings, she removes her shoes to feel the beat through the floor.
Her performance on the show ‘America’s Got Talented’ received a standing ovation from the judges and the audience, landing her a spot on the live show.
The song Mandy wrote and performed on the show, called ‘Try” is inspiring and her delivery is nothing short of beautiful. It’s already #46 on the iTunes charts, and climbing!
She had all the reasons to give up and chose not to, just so the world could see how much of her talent she had to share.
Watch below the video that will certainly bring you happy tears.
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Mandy Harvey is proof that you should never give up on your dream.
Posted by America's Got Talent on Tuesday, June 6, 2017