Autistic girl overcomes shyness to deliver stunning solo performance
Ten-year-old Kaylee Rodgers is not a typical little girl. She suffers from autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) which makes her perception of the world quite different from other people's. She has her own way of processing the stimuli she sees around her every day and communicating what is going on in her mind to others is a huge challenge for her. Because of this, Kaylee has become a very shy child.
But recently, at a school concert, Kaylee showed a very different side of herself. As the soloist with her choir at Killard House School in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, she entertained the whole audience (and now, thanks to the internet, the whole world) with this passionate rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"...
Wow, what a voice! Nice job, Kaylee. Leonard Cohen would be proud!