A young Christian performer, Christopher Duffley, who is blind and has autism, has amazed the world once again with his original music video of ‘It’s Been You.’
Inspiring Teenager With Autism
Christopher Duffley is both a blind and autistic, yet has inspired millions around the world. Despite his condition, he never has never allowed them to hinder him from being used by God. Instead, he inspires others with disabilities to go after their dreams.
Today, he is singing ‘It’s Been You’ and shares the song’s original music video. The music video “shares Christopher’s transition from teen to young adult,” he explained in the caption on his YouTube channel. The song is beautiful! The 15-year-old even played piano while singing in the video.
The teen dedicated the song to his parents, who selflessly opened their hearts and lives to take care of him. The Christian couple adopted him in 2003.
“I wanted to do the right thing,” Christine, his mother, said.
“A lot of families with special needs can identify with the day-by-day survival. I didn’t know how to take care of a blind and autistic child. My kids loved Christopher and we want Christopher to be independent. We want him to thrive so we gave him as many things as we could,” she further added.
Moreover, for the teen, music has always played an important role in his life.
“Music to me is for one thing: it brings joy to people. Singing is a gift that I share. Because I’m blind, I see people with my heart for who they truly are instead of what they look like on the outside,” he said.
Christopher’s fame took off in 2011 when his video singing “Open the Eyes of My Heart” went viral. Since then, he has performed for the Boston Red Sox, at national political debates, NASCAR, and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia in 2015.
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