I was born on January 27, 1989 in Hayward California. I was born 4 and a half months premature, and weighed 1 pound and 6 ounces. I wasn’t expected to live do to the fact that my body wasn’t fully developed. I stayed in the hospital for 3 and a half months due to the complications. I needed to stay in an incubator until natural development could take place. Because of these complications from not developing fully, and needing lots of oxygen, my retinas detached, and I became blind.
Music was always a part of my life. I started playing piano at age 6, and also experimented with other instruments such as the drums in the elementary school band, as well as guitar. Although I don’t play any instruments now, singing and arranging music has never left me.
When I was in the third grade, I first performed at my elementary school talent show. It was the first time I ever thought I could sing because of the audience’s response. It was then I knew that I loved performing in front of an audience. I have perfect pitch, which means I know what musical notes are being played just by hearing them. It’s a gift I’ve had all my life.
There is no greater feeling than performing on stage in front of an audience. I love having that connection with people through my voice. I have performed all throughout my life at various talent shows, karaoke events, weddings, funerals, a teen showcase competition, parties and festivals.
My true passion is to make this dream into a career. I want to show people that singing isn’t about image or how someone looks, it’s about voice and talent and helping people to see their own unique talents. I hope to show people that everyone can be a good humble and mature person; that you can have fun, and love what you do. “Success is doing what you love.”
I want people to know, that there’s nothing you can’t do. If something truly makes you happy from the bottom of your heart, then that’s what you should do. We find ways to talk ourselves out of so much of what we want to do in life. I know this is what I have to do. To make good music, and to help and inspire people to keep going, and to find their own passion.