Some people get a rough start in life, but that doesn’t stop them from fighting to let their talents shine through.
Emmanuel Kelly is just one example of this. He and his brother Ahmed were found in a shoebox in Iraq by nuns. The brothers had severely underdeveloped limbs because of the chemical warfare in their community. The boys were brought to an orphanage, where they were adopted by Australian humanitarian Mary Therese Kelly.
With the right amount of love and care, these young men have flourished. Ahmed represented Australia in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and Emmanuel competed in The X Factor in 2011.
Calm and determined, Emmanuel stood on stage and gave a beautiful performance of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” When the judges learned his story and heard his incredible voice, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
Watch the amazing performance in the video below!