She Was Told She’d Never Sing, But When The Music Starts She Defies The Odds

International   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Feb 12, 2015   |   1:28PM   |   Washington, DC

According to Down Syndrome Education International, very few people with Down syndrome can sing. However, since January, over six million people have heard 13-year-old Madison Delvin sing John Legend’s hit song, All of Me on Youtube.

In the video Madison, who has the condition, says she “wants to inspire” and later adds that she wants her video to reach 21 million views by World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st. Her father told BBC news that his family wanted to show somebody who has Down’s and is incredibly high functioning; and dispel some of the myths that are out there about people with special needs.

Grace Delvin, Madison’s mother also commented on her daughter’s video. She said, “They are inspiring so many others to achieve if you really work hard at something. People are looking at children or adults with special needs and they’re seeing them for their abilities and their strengths.”

Additionally, Madison garnered attention from Asthon Kutcher on Twitter and John Legend watched and retweeted her video. Watch Madison sing below!

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